Closed Captioning Fail: Zooey Deschanel Was Mistakenly Called A Suspect During Last Night’s Boston Manhunt
And it’s all thanks to a serious case of closed captioning error.
During the manhunt, journalist Peter Ogburn noticed that a celebrity’s name -- not Tsarnaev's -- was identified as the bombing suspect in a station’s subtitles.
“He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel,” the closed captioning bar read.
The error has since made the rounds on Twitter, actor Joel McHale and beyond, and to the desk of Deschanel, who re-tweeted Ogburn’s screenshot.
Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL! “@joelmchale: Oh my RT @peterogburn: twitter.com/peterogburn/st…”
— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) April 20, 2013
Tsarnaev was arrested in the Boston suburb of Watertown on Friday night following a citywide lockdown. According to The New York Times, the individual was in serious condition at a Boston hospital as of Saturday morning.