Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 01-08-2019, 12:19 PM
Machine Elf Machine Elf is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Challenger Deep
Posts: 11,506
Weatherman fired for uttering a racial slur on air

A TV weatherman in Rochester, NY was fired on Sunday for uttering a racial slur on live TV last Friday:
https://heavy.com/news/2019/01/jeremy-kappell/

Here's a low-quality cell-phone video of the incident:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSimVJ4vYDA

It's pretty subtle. To my ear it doesn't even sound like the "oo" of "coon," it sounds more the "oo" of "book." IOW, it's consistent with him tripping over his own tongue (comingling "King" and "Junior"), rather than deliberately and maliciously sneaking in a racial slur. According to the station, they didn't even notice it until it was brought to their attention two days later, which is why it took that long to take action. That action was to heed the calls from activists for "real consequences for the news personality involved." In other words, destroy his career.

A video posted by Kappell (the weatherman) in response to it all:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhX1TUeSg_w

ISTM he's been crucified for no good reason. There are plenty of actual racist assholes out there, but it sure doesn't seem to me like this weatherman is one of them.
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright © 2018 STM Reader, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017