On Sunday, Clemente said “f***ing sh*t” in his first 30 seconds in the anchor chair at the NBC affiliate in Bismarck, N.D. The next day he was fired, much to the chagrin of his many new fans on social media.
In a matter of days, however, Clemente was back on NBC—only this time it was the network’s marquee show “Today.” Talking with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday morning, Clemente stressed that his use of the language was “inexcusable.” He then explained why he used the foul language:
His panicked reaction to the seeing the befuddling names was broadcast live.
After visiting “Today,” Clemente hit up “Live with Kelly and Michael,” where he was asked to be the show’s celebrity correspondent. He accepted.