When entering an emergency room waiting area, you might expect the smell of ammonia, old magazines and maybe even a television set to the local news station or weather channel. But in a hospital in Bayonne, in France's Basque country, the staff wanted to offer patients and accompanying family members some surprise programming on the waiting room TV ...

The France Bleu broadcaster reported that staff had set the TV to a paid channel in order to broadcast that evening's top soccer match, but once it ended, the next paid feature was an X-rated film. No one changed the channel, and the pornographic film played for a full 20 minutes.

One patient posted a video of the scene to Twitter with the caption "This is how patients are treated in Basque Country. Welcome to Bayonne's emergency room at night."

The director of the hospital issued a statement apologizing to the patients and staff, blaming the incident on the private television company that manages the hospital's TV channels and recently changed its programming filters. Until their filters are fixed, we'll just consider that hospital waiting room Rated ER.


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