A Pakistani anchor confused Apple Inc with fruit during the live programme recently and became a laughing stock on social media.
A video clip of the incident went viral after Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat posted it on Twitter. In the July 4 incident, the anchor can be seen chatting with a panellist who was talking about the American tech giant, but the former thought the latter was referring to an apple (fruit).
In the clip, while talking about Pakistan’s financial conditions, the panellist said: “Alone Apple’s business amounts to more than the whole of Pakistan’s annual budget.”
Assuming that the panellist was talking about the fruit, the TV anchor said: “Yes, I have heard that even one apple is very expensive.” At this point, the startled panellist corrected the anchor, saying: “We are talking about Apple phones here, not the fruit.”
Apple business and types of apple, just some regular tv shows in Pakistan.. pic.twitter.com/3Sr7IBl7ns
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) July 4, 2019
Retweets, likes and of course, a hilarious discussion followed after the video surfaced on Twitter. “An “Apple” a day keeps brain away,” read a tweet while another said, “Ok now moving away from goats, cows , oil well next buzzword is apple…”
Sample these responses:
Yaar uski sundarta dekho, dimag to sabhi k paas hota hai. Masum bachhi bichari.
— Kamalnarayan Rai (@kamalnarayanrai) July 4, 2019
Hats off to the man!! What control!! Had I been there would have probably fallen off my seat laughing 😂
— Siddhartha Das (@sidharthone) July 4, 2019
an apple a day keeps steve jobs away
— Mohammad Ali Tunna (@MdAli10veer) July 4, 2019
Ennu apple khilao
— INDIAN FOOTBALL FANS (@imprasadj) July 4, 2019
Bhukhi hogi bechari.. khali kaam karate ho paise nhi dete..kam se kam apple hi khane ko de dete 🤣😂 https://t.co/lZaFoySuXH
— संदीप_Vyas 🇮🇳 (@SirSandeep_) July 6, 2019
In an earlier embarrassing incident, the government of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province live-streamed a meeting, but the person running its live broadcast on Facebook accidentally activated the cat filter.