MSNBC Host Used Racial Slur Talking About Kobe Bryant’s Death?
Did an MSNBC host use a racial slur when talking about Kobe Bryant’s death?
Shortly after Bryant’s death was announced, multiple news stations began dedicating coverage to the incident.
One of those stations was MSNBC.
During one particular segment, anchor Alison Morris talked about the helicopter crash that claimed Bryant’s life.
As she was describing what transpired and its impact, many believe she used a racial slur.
Specially, viewers believed they heard her use the term “n***ers.”
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Almost immediately, a petition went up on Change.org demanding that she be terminated.
On Sunday evening, Morris came out and explained that she had not used a racial slur during her broadcast.
“Earlier today, while reporting on the tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s passing, I unfortunately stuttered on air, combining the names of the Knicks and the Lakers to say “Nakers,’” Morris tweeted.
“Please know I did not & would NEVER use a racist term. I apologize for the confusion this caused,” she added.
While the explanation is obviously a plausible one, many seemed dubious about its sincerity.
Bryant, 41, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. His 13-year-old daughter also perished in the accident.
The pair was said to be heading to the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, California, for a youth basketball event.
In total, nine people died as a result of the crash.
MSNBC has yet to make an official announcement regarding whether anything will happen to Morris over the incident.