BBC apologizes for defaced picture of Prince William


UK-based public service broadcaster BBC published a defaced picture of Prince William and even though the picture in question was published just for a second or two, it was long enough to anger people in the country. Soon after, viewers took to their Twitter and Facebook accounts to express their rage, but the network apologized for its mistake since.


The picture of William with phallic graffiti scrawled on it was published and was part of a promo for a new comedy quartet known as ‘Barbershopera’. The editors of BBC missed the few seconds of footage, but the keen eyes of viewers could not miss it and prompted them to vent their anger on the social network.

After viewers expressed their rage, BBC issued a statement in which it apologized for the mistake. The spokesperson for thechannel said, “This image was shown fleetingly within a comedy promotional video for Barbershopera, a humorous barbershop group, who were appearing later on in the programme. The material was provided by Barbershopera but we failed to spot the offending material within it. We apologise for this.”

The particular episode of BBC Breakfast is not available on iPlayer, but if viewers are looking for it, then the internet is filled with images of the graffiti.

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