'Media is such a joke': Basketball fans upset with CBS for interrupting NCAA tournament coverage with Kate Middleton's cancer disclosure

'Media is such a joke': Basketball fans upset with CBS for interrupting NCAA tournament coverage with Kate Middleton's cancer disclosure
Kate Middleton's cancer revelations stops NCAA tournament broadcast midway (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK: Numerous basketball fans expressed frustration towards CBS when the network briefly interrupted coverage of the NCAA tournament to report on Kate Middleton's revelation about her cancer diagnosis.

The decision did not sit well with many viewers who were avidly following the game.

In a surprising announcement, Princess Kate recently shared that she has been diagnosed with cancer, prompting an outpouring of support on social media.

Many were touched by her disclosure and also praised Prince William for his unwavering support toward his wife during this difficult time.

Meanwhile, some of Middleton's supporters aimed at actress Blake Lively recently for previously making a joke about Middleton's photoshop scandal involving an image Kensington Palace posted on Mother's Day.

Lively later issued an apology to Middleton following the news of her cancer diagnosis.



 

Kate Middleton's video breaks NCAA tournament broadcast

According to the Daily Mail, CBS made an unexpected shift during its March Madness coverage to share news about Middleton's cancer diagnosis, deviating from its usual NCAA tournament programming.

The interruption occurred with just over five minutes remaining in the game between Northwestern and Florida Atlantic on Friday afternoon before returning to the basketball action after a brief intermission.

According to the Daily Mail, this event marked a rare departure from CBS's coverage of the NCAA basketball tournament, reminiscent of the network's interruption during the 2003 first-round games to report on the US invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003.

Presenter Norah O'Donnell appeared on screen to inform viewers about Middleton's announcement, showing a snippet of the princess's video addressing her cancer diagnosis, as per the Daily Mail.

Middleton recently shared details about her diagnosis and her early stages of chemotherapy treatment in the clip.



 

Internet users assert CBS is obsessed with the royal family

A number of basketball fans didn't seem happy with the broadcast obstruction and called out CBS.

A user wrote, "Rumor has it, CBS knew Clay is obsessed with the Royal family and would be glued to the TV watching March Madness. They had to break in so Clay could get his Royal fix in."



 

Another user wrote, "It goes to show that Kate Middleton is way bigger and way more popular than Men's NCAA Basketball."



 

A user commented, "๐Ÿ™„a special report the princess has cancer!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ค I have two aunts that battled Cancer together and their mom died of Cancer so why are we supposed to act like this is world news?"



 

Another user commented, "I am so f**king sick of the obsession over the royal family."



 

A user stated, "Just proves that only the high and mighty are looked out for, not one person gives a f**k whoโ€™s had someone diagnosed with cancer or died from it ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ The media is such a joke"



 

 

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