Wrong Miss Universe announcement goes viral on Social Media
Dec 21, Las Vegas: Social media went berserk as social media users poured their shock and disbelief over the wrong Miss Universe winner being crowned.
The organizers, had already crowned Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez winner of the 2015 Miss Universe before organisers revealed she was actually the first runner-up. Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was later declared the winner.
Causing #MissUniverse2015 to become Twitter's biggest trend of the night as thousands of social media users began to express themselves through jokes and memes.
Like twitter, Facebook users also expressed their opinions on a post shared on the pageant's official page. It was shared close to 40,000 times and received more than 11,000 comments from viewers across the world.
Meanwhile, Host Steve Harvey responded, to the incident by taking the blame and saying that he would take responsibility for not reading the winning card correctly."I'd like to apologize wholeheartedly to Miss Colombia & Miss Philippines for my huge mistake. I feel terrible," he said in a tweet that was re-tweeted more than 51,000 times."I don't want to take away from this amazing night and pageant. As well as the wonderful contestants - they were all amazing."
The Oslo Times