French radio station accidentally publishes obits for living public figures

French radio station accidentally publishes obits for living public figures


They really “bleu” it.

A French radio station mistakenly published online the obituaries of about 100 still very-much-alive public figures — including Queen Elizabeth II, Clint Eastwood and Jimmy Carter.

Radio France Internationale (RFI) apologized Monday for the error, saying a “technical problem” had caused unedited drafts of the death notices to go up on its website a oui bit prematurely.

Trending: JUST RELEASED: Phone Call To Chinese Manufacturer Requesting a Bulk Order of Fake U.S. 2020 Ballots

“We offer our apologies to the people concerned and to you who follow and trust us,” the public broadcaster said in a statement. “We are doing all we can to rectify this major bug.”

The obits were also picked up by some of RFI’s partner platforms including Google and Yahoo before being hastily taken down.

Some of the elderly VIPs declared dead by the outlet included Brazilian football legend Pele, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Cuban leader Raul Castro, artist Yoko Ono and actresses Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot.

One French celeb on the RFI list, business

Continue reading

You Might Like

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Send this to a friend