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Alison Pill of ‘The Newsroom’ accidentally tweets topless photo

Alison Pill, a star of HBO’s “The Newsroom” whose character Maggie is prone to crashing into all sorts of inanimate objects, crashed into a technological brick wall in real life Wednesday as she mistakenly tweeted out a topless picture of herself.

“Yep. That picture happened,” Pill wrote in the aftermath. “Ugh. My tech issues have now reached new heights, apparently. How a deletion turned into a tweet... Apologies.”

Call us crazy: We’re thinking that most of the world would prefer an apology for the fact that she promptly took the picture down — and the folks replying to her tweet seemed to agree.

"[A]t least you owned up to it and didn’t blame it on ‘a hack,’” said Twitter user @ChuckReynolds. “No apologies needed btw.”


The shot featured a reclining Pill, whose credits also include “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and “Midnight in Paris,” bare on top but for a pair of slightly nerdy eyeglasses.

Fiance Jay Baruchel of “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” retweeted his beloved’s mea culpa and hardly seemed upset in a tweet that followed: “My fiancee is an hilarious dork,” he wrote, including a hash tag indicating he was glad it hadn’t happened to him first.

By Wednesday afternoon, Pill had added about 2,000 new Twitter followers.

The actress’ gaffe was a bit of art imitating life as well, after an early “Newsroom” episode featured a top producer — played by Emily Mortimer, not Pill — whose stereotypical-silly-girl lack of tech savvy resulted in her emailing touchy personal information to a companywide message loop.


No topless pics in that scenario, however. Even though it was on HBO.


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