Clemente says that he was unaware that his microphone was on when he made the F profanity, but unknown to him the profanity was broadcast and the video went viral within minutes of going on air. KYFR-TV, an NBC affiliate, initially suspended Clemente after the broadcast on Sunday evening but he was later on let go.
The video went viral through social medi and the “KeepAJ” hashtag started trending in support of the West Virginia University graduate. The station proceeded to post an apology on their Facebook timeline for Clemente’s profanity on the 10 p.m. newscast. Yesterday, Clemente posted a tweet announcing that he had been fired by KFYR-TV because of the incident.