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A como in Adam Sandler’s new Netflix movie has cost a Boston news anchor her job.

Boston WHDH 7News morning anchor Alaina Pinto announced on Twitter on Thursday that she was fired for violating her contract by appearing in Sandler’s “Hubie Halloween” movie, which debuted on Netflix earlier this month.

“Earlier this week, I was released from 7 News,” she wrote on Twitter. “I’m posting this because I want to be open and honest with you all. Last year I participated in a como in the recently released Netflix movie by Adam Sandler, ‘Hubie Halloween.’ “

Pinto – who joined WHDH in December 2016 – said she “mistakenly violated my contract with the station.”

During “Hubie Halloween,” Pinto appears as an anchor in the fictional morning news program “Wake Up Boston” on Halloween dressed as Harley Quinn. During her broadcast, she discussed Halloween festivities in Salem, Massachusetts with her colleague Tracy Phillips, played by Sandler’s wife, Jackie.

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“I understand why management unfortunately chose to fire me,” Pinto added. “I am deeply disappointed and saddened and I hoped that was not how things developed.”

The University of Akron alum thanked her “wonderful 7 newscasts and my supportive and good colleagues at the station.”

She continued: “Reporting the news to you every morning was an honor and a privilege. I promise to stay in touch and keep you updated on the next chapter – the future is bright!”

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USA TODAY reached out to Netflix, WHDH and Sandler for comment.

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