A Boston news anchor has lost her job after making a cameo in Hubie Halloween, the latest Netflix film from Adam Sandler.
Alaina Pinto, a former morning anchor for WHDH, announced yesterday via Twitter that she was fired by the station earlier this week. It appears that her minor role in the flick was in violation of her contract with the station.
Hi Friends! I have some news to share…— Alaina Pinto (@alainapinto) October 15, 2020
Earlier this week I was let go from 7 News. I am posting this because I want to be open and honest with all of you. Last year, I participated in a cameo in the recently released Netflix movie by Adam Sandler, "Hubie Halloween". (1/3)
Pinto claims it was an unintentional offense. “I understand why management unfortunately chose to terminate me,” she writes. “I am deeply disappointed and saddened, and I hoped this would not be how things evolved.”
In the film, which includes Sandler, Shaquille O’Neal, Maya Rudolph, and Kevin James, Pinto plays a morning news anchor for a fictional Boston TV station. She’s seen sitting behind a news desk dressed as Harley Quinn for a Halloween-themed broadcast.
According to a report by boston.com, management at WHDH has not commented on the matter.