Zooey Deschanel named as Boston bomber: Subtitle firm say sorry

Actress’ name appeared on-screen during TV manhunt for suspect.

A US subtitle firm has apologised for wrongly naming Zooey Deschanel as one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers.

The ‘500 Days Of Summer’ star’s name appeared in an on-screen blunder during the televised manhunt for then escaped suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The gaffe was down to the automatic captioning software going awry.

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The faulty subtitle read: “Marathon bombing, he is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel.” It was broadcast live by Fox affiliate station, KDFW, across Dallas-Fort Worth in Texas.

Caption Solutions, responsible for the message, has now issued a statement saying the firm “deeply regret” the mistake.  Company president Kala J. Patterson added that they “sincerely apologise for the error.”

Zooey... Not the Boston bomber (Credit: Rex)


Zooey, currently appearing in TV series ‘New Girl’, apparently found the whole thing quite funny - taking to twitter over the weekend to message her four million followers: “Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL!”