Anchor apologizes after accidentally using slur in gay-pride story

KSTP-TV anchor Bill Lunn dropped the letter “l” from the word “flag” while reporting on Minneapolis’ gay pride festival. He tweeted that it was “a stumble, nothing more.”

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When KSTP-TV anchor Bill Lunn read it as he started in on a story about Minneapolis’s gay pride festival this week, he accidentally dropped the “l” from the word “flag.” He quickly corrected himself, but the slip-up still managed to hit YouTube to the tune of 50,000 views Wednesday and, later, websites such as and The Huffington Post:

Lunn took to Twitter to say, “What came out of my mouth was a word I never use.”

I want to sincerely apologize for stumbling over the word flag on Tuesday’s late newscast. What came out of my mouth was a word I never use.

— Bill Lunn (@BillLunnKSTP) June 12, 2013

While I quickly corrected myself, I take responsibility for what I say. It was stumble, nothing more.

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