Election reporting comes with immense pressure. Live coverage of the vote counting process even more so. In a rat race to break it first, one TV anchor accidentally called Sunny Deol as Sunny Leone, the actress.
The slip up immediately became food for memes. Even the Indo-Canadian actress Leone found the whole thing hilarious.
Here’s What Happened
During live reporting of Lok Sabha 2019 Elections results, Arnab Goswami, the TV anchor covering the Gurdaspur polling results said
Sunny Leone is leading.
It was actually Bollywood actor Sunny Deol who had contested the elections from Gurdaspur. What anchor actually meant to say was that Deol is leading. Talk about a Freudian slip.
A Meme is Born
Within minutes, people started to share memes of the ‘Sunny day’.
Wait for it, because it’s a Sunny ☀️ Day!
.#SpeakingMirror #SunnyLeone #SunnyDeol #ResultsDay #ElectionResults #LokSabha2019 #LokSabhaResults #BJP #TMC #CPM #Congress #Kolkata #IndiaVotes #India #ArnabGoswami #RepublicTV pic.twitter.com/DDQI5oQqIc
— Speaking Mirror (@speaking_mirror) May 23, 2019
— mahendra (@wtfohmaddy) May 23, 2019
— Susan (@susanmuchhala) May 23, 2019
— Shrivastav ji (@RjHarshit7) May 23, 2019
Sunny Leone really is the biggest election trend of the Indian Lok Sabha Elections 2019!
— Urban Chanakya (@Urban_Chanakya) May 23, 2019
— Shweta Saxena (@ShwetaS13301723) May 23, 2019
— 14/1☘️ (@sir_m_brar) May 23, 2019
— Jo (@JoBeingjoe) May 23, 2019
— Rahul Nambiar (@RahulNOfficial) May 23, 2019
— HeySocio (@heysociotweets) May 23, 2019
Then there were the suggestive jokes.
— Chaitanya Murarka (@chaitanmurarka) May 23, 2019
— Norman Sequeira (@LordOfTheGrins) May 23, 2019
Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone then asked:
“Leading by How many votes ???? ;)”.
Leading by How many votes ???? 😉 😜
— sunnyleone (@SunnyLeone) May 23, 2019