It’s the TV blooper that’s made headlines around the world: ABC 24 anchor Natasha Exelby was just minding her own business, playing with the cap of her pen when she realised OH MY GOSH I AM ON AIR AND THE CAMERA IS ON ME AND EVERYONE IS WATCHING.
Natasha, we’ve all been there.
— Media Watch (@ABCmediawatch) April 9, 2017
The extremely meme-able, and extremely relatable moment has now seen Exelby banned from appearing as a presenter on the network.
Outraged at the bizarre decision other Australian journos are tweeting their support for the newsreader by sharing their very own tales of TV failure.
LISTEN: Sarah Harris on the time she swore on live TV.
Naturally, the social media movement has it’s very own hashtag: #PutYourBloopersOut.
I started eating a Tim Tam live on air during rolling coverage of a leadership spill #putyourbloopersout
— Ashleigh Gillon (@ash_gillon) April 10, 2017