Have you heard of A.J. Clemente? If you haven’t yet, you will!¬†This novice news anchor is making a name for himself on Twitter and (now) on TV, but not because he’s an ace reporter.

His on-air debute as a news anchor included a swearing slip-up of epic proportions.

It was Clemente’s first day on the job and he was nervous:

And, apparently, psychic:

After that debacle, he tweeted this in despair:

Then the next day he was fired, poor guy:

And the news station shared this announcement about A.J. on its Facebook page:

But something funny happened on the way to the unemployment line. People started to share the story and come to A.J.’s defense:

And that attention snowballed, shooting his Twitter following account from almost nothing to 14k and growing – and appearances on the Today Show, The Late Show and many others:

Maybe you should get caught spouting off on video at YOUR job?

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