Its year of whores instead of horse as BBC goofs up

Sunday, 2 February 2014 - 11:49am IST | Place: Chicago/London | Agency: DNA Web Team
BBC news channel recently made a major blunder with their subtitles when they welcomed the Chinese New Year of the "whores" instead of the "horse".
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 BBC news channel recently made a major blunder with their subtitles when they welcomed the Chinese New Year as the year of "whores" instead of the "horse".

A viewer took a screen grab of the mistake before it was picked up on social media, Metro.co.uk reported.

Millions of people are celebrating Chinese New Year this weekend, with 2014 being the Year of the Horse as per the Chinese calender. 

The mistake happened when the broadcasting giant was trying to wish the viewers. 

Earlier, BBC News subtitling failures have included a reference to the Arch b**** of Canterbury and calling for "a moment's violence" during the Queen Mother's funeral.

 

Here's the twitter reaction with people having the final laugh: 

Woohoo! BBC News ushers in 'The Year of the Whores' http://t.co/9yoYLoipfz pic.twitter.com/Da795ybZW8

— Mikey Smith (@mikeysmith) February 1, 2014

Love it! Chinese New Year: Unfortunate Caption Fail On BBC News; Year of the whores!! LOL!! http://t.co/jjxw8dZcsg

— Edmond Terakopian (@terakopian) February 1, 2014

 

Ooops! Just saw this one... BBC ushers in the Year of the Whores in caption blunder. http://t.co/Y3gAAQSg0j #funny

— Amanda Woods (@TheAmandaWoods) February 1, 2014

BBC's intern smoking pot & goofing up subtitles. Chinese Year of Horse or Year of Whores? :P (Via- @NadeemfParacha ) pic.twitter.com/HaCUpRACF7

— Finger of India (3D) (@IndiaFinger) February 1, 2014

THE BBC HAS DECLARED IT "YEAR OF THE WHORES"

— ♥ Julian Joestar ♥ (@partyrockticon) February 1, 2014

BBC ushers in new Chinese "Year of the Whores" http://t.co/cTq21sjD8k

— Matthew Kalman (@MatthewKalman) February 2, 2014


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