The United States is a weird place. For starters, it’s pretty backwards what you can and can’t show on TV. Hyperviolence? Check. Ads for potentially deadly drugs? Yup. Highly inflammatory political content? For sure. What about a nipple? Hell no.

A Boston based CNN subsidiary seems to have totally shat the bed – with unconfirmed reports that RCN broadcast a full 30 minutes of sweaty, sweaty porn featuring transexual performer Riley Quinn, in place of a (probably less sexual) episode of Anthony Bourdain‘s Unknown Parts. Twitter user @solikearose uploaded this highly suss screenshot:

Viewers Choke On Turkey As US TV Network Accidentally Plays Porn

The (now hidden) caption read: Did anyone else with RCN in Boston see the hardcore porn that was broadcast by CNN by mistake?”

There’s a very simple beauty of TV. While every fuckup on the internet is around potentially forever, unless someone happened to be recording it, RCN might almost have been able to fly under the radar. But the internet is a cruel place, and so it was not to be.

Others joined in with their own evidence that it went down:

Luckily, many saw the funny side.

Gotta say, waking up to that is probably a TV station’s worst f’ing nightmare. Their social media team went into overdrive:

Jeff Carlson – the General Manager of RCN told Variety that the channel is “in the process of researching this incident but see no evidence our CNN network feed was compromised last evening in Boston.”

Riley seems to have taken it in good grace: (Warning, it’s a very NSFW account)

CNN has firmly put the blame on their local rebroadcaster, telling local media: “The RCN cable operator in Boston aired inappropriate content for 30 minutes on CNN last night. CNN has asked for an explanation.”

That explanation might never arrive – with RCN denying the event happened, and some outlets questioning the original tweeter.

But hey, if it is true – kudos to RCN for keeping Boston LGTBIQ aware.

Source: The Independent

Image: Family Guy