Naomi Campbell congratulates `Malaria` for winning `noble` Peace Prize

English supermodel Naomi Campbell

London, Oct 12: English supermodel Naomi Campbell’s tweet congratulating ‘malaria’ for winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize has gone viral on social media.

The supermodel was apparently meaning to wish Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, but the message backfired when she wrote the word ‘malaria’ instead of Malala, Dawn online reported Saturday.

According to the report, Campbell had originally posted the message on her Instagram Saturday, but it also automatically went to her Twitter account.

She also misspelt Nobel as ‘noble’ but that could be an error due to the auto-correct feature available in smartphones.

While people were quick to notice the slip-up, Campbell had apparently not noticed for hours after posting her message as the mistake was not corrected.

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls’ right to education, along with Indian children’s right activist Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

With the prize, Yousafzai, 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner, eclipsing Australian-born British scientist Lawrence Bragg, who was 25 when he shared the Physics Prize with his father in 1915.

(With Agency Inputs)


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