In 2018, names aren’t sacred anymore, not even to news stations.
Hunter Fisher (@hunterfisher21) had the opportunity to be on live television on New Years Day, but the cameraman had a different agenda. He didn’t believe Hunter Fisher can be a real name (makes sense), so decided to give him a brand new name – Benjamin Holcomb.
So much for leaving fake news in 2017.
The Atlanta man posted a screenshot of the coverage and people began reacting to it on Twitter. Even Georgia’s State Representative Scott Holcomb joined the fun and invited Fisher to the family.
The tweet so far has garnered over 27,000 retweets and 129,000 likes. The Internet began to share its own experience of not being taken seriously. And, of course, made even making more jokes on Hunter’s name.
Dude same thing happened to me. My legal name is “First Born” but the news used my friend’s name for my interview. Lol. I even showed them my ID.
— First Born (@born1st_) January 4, 2018
I grew up knowing a Hunter Green. I also went to high school with a Griffin Dore and to college with a Hollister Fitch lol
— Yasmina (@Yaziet) January 4, 2018
We may never know why the cameraman decided on a name like Benjamin Holcomb, but we do know it might just be the new most popular name of 2018.