While major media outlets pride themselves in providing accurate and error-free information, sometimes, mistakes do occur every once in a while. After all they're human beings tasked with huge amounts of copy to write and edit on tight deadlines.
This is why news sources, both print and digital, have corrections policies in place to ensure that misinformation and typos are recognized and rectified as soon as they're caught by the copy-editors.
For the most part, the typos are minor, but every once in a while a glaring error shows up right in the headline, making it hard to miss.
This week, a New York-based newspaper, Jamestown's The Post Journal, achieved viral fame after committing a major blunder in a headline about actress Julia Roberts.
The headline read: "Julia Roberts finds life and her holes get better with age."
The article, which was picked up by the paper from the Associated Press, is an interview in which the Pretty Woman star opens up about her age and how it impacted her most recent roles.
Despite the interesting story, all the focus was placed on the newspaper's gaffe more than anything else.
The paper did eventually publish a correction, saying that the headline was supposed to say "roles," instead of "holes," which changes the entire tone of the article to one about the Oscar-winner's nether regions.
To add to the perfection, there was a correction. pic.twitter.com/mrQp7mZoQG— Neil McMahon (@NeilMcMahon) December 10, 2018
Of course, as soon as social media got wind of the awkward headline, it instantly became a laughing matter.
May we all be as lucky as Julia Roberts pic.twitter.com/7Cu0hARVIo— â›„ï¸Frosty The Hoemanâ›„ï¸ (@gay_pnw) December 11, 2018
Julia Roberts and her improved holes should host the Oscars https://t.co/JMaagiZlc8— Max Weiss (@maxthegirl) December 11, 2018
Q:What do fine wine and Julia Roberts' holes have in common? ðŸ·— Ken Giglio (@KenGiglio) December 10, 2018
Even Roberts' fellow celebrities had a field day with the hilarious typo.
"This is why she's a movie star," tweeted Freaks and Geeks alum Busy Philipps. "My holes have only gotten worse with age."
This is why she's a movie star. My holes have only gotten worse with age.ðŸ¤·"â™€ï¸ pic.twitter.com/h3jiuEqF6P— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) December 10, 2018
Walking Dead actor Daniel Newman also chimed in saying, "Ummmm ... WTF!?!
#JuliaRoberts Holes? Good to know girl but TMI much?"
Roberts has not addressed the awkward mistake, but she's got a good sense of humor and would very likely be a good sport about it.
However, I don't think the same can be said about the copy-editors, who have dug themselves into a hole that's going to take a while to get out of.