New Delhi (Sputnik): An Indian television anchor’s “drowning ” act has amused Twitter users, instead of relaying the direness of the flood situation in the southern state of Karnataka.
In the video, the anchor of a Bangalore-based channel is seen presenting the news neck-deep in floodwater, and as she completed the news, drowning in the water with hands up in the air, mimicking a flood-victim.
This serious attempt by the news channel, who seem to have taken the studio VFX rather seriously, to highlight an issue, turned into an embarrassment and public gimmick.
— Nagarjun Dwarakanath (@nagarjund) August 13, 2019
The video clip amused many Twitter users who mercilessly trolled her by terming it as “disastrous reporting” while others compared it to the Pakistani news anchor who reported from “neck-deep” flood water.
— Vandana Sh (@vandanajhs) August 13, 2019
— Insider (@anu141) August 13, 2019
— Sanobar (@SanobarFatma) August 13, 2019
Others who were left in stitches shared hilarious comments and memes.
— Vashista (@Venky1971) August 13, 2019
— Shagufta Sahil Dev (@SHAGUFTADEV) August 14, 2019
— Syed Usman (@Sydusm) August 13, 2019
— ಹರೀಶ (Harish) (@haris_blr) August 13, 2019
— Mayank Singh (@twitmayank) August 13, 2019
Fellow journalists also joined in the fun taking on the news anchor.
— Gargi Rawat (@GargiRawat) August 13, 2019
— Shivangi Thakur (@thakur_shivangi) August 13, 2019