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CNN accuses Pope Francis of gaining a few extra pounds

You can’t just call the Pope fat.

YESTERDAY, CNN MADE a bit of a blunder when it accused His Holiness of gaining a few pounds, while running a piece about his cancellation of several appearances in July.

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The chyron appeared on screen for approximately thirty seconds before somebody in CNN realised they basically just called the Pope fat. And you CAN’T do that.

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The caption was then updated to, “Pope reduces schedules, cancels meetings” before being changed again to something tactful like, “Pope has health concerns”.

Good save.

(h/t Romenesko)

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