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Zooey Deschanel Mistakenly Named a Boston Bombing Suspect

Zooey Deschanel
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It’s hard to imagine ‘New Girl’ star Zooey Deschanel as anything besides a wide-eyed, manic-pixie dream girl who just wants to spread good vibes and quirkiness.

Which is why folks in Dallas must’ve been a bit confused on Friday when the local Fox affiliate fingered Deschanel as a suspect in last week’s tragic Boston Marathon bombing. “He is 19 year old Zoey Deschanel,” read the caption, which was meant to refer to the now captured Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev.

Boston Bombing

Yes, not only did Fox 4 accuse Deschanel of being a murderer but also a dude. (Although they did shave 14 years off of her age.)

Radio show producer Peter Ogburn noticed the captioning mistake when he was watching coverage of the manhunt, and he Tweeted out a screenshot of the error.

Deschanel then re-tweeted her response to the mix up, proving she is well schooled in internet lingo circa 2011 in the process.

So in case you were wondering how to pronounce Dzhokhar Tsarnaev it kind of sounds like Zooey Deschanel. Only not really.

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