We understand reporting on the death of a beloved athlete can be tough, but one MSNBC anchor let something get the best of her and she let the N-word slip out.
While covering the story, an MSNBC news anchor quipped:
“It seems like he was just the kind of athlete, the kind of star that was perfectly cast on the Los Angeles n*ggers…“
The anchor quickly corrected herself by saying “Los Angeles Lakers,” but it was too late. Of course social media has been lighting the unnamed anchor up.
Take a look:
You use that word all the time smh pic.twitter.com/u5g0PJWeHg
— BallerAlert (@balleralert) January 26, 2020
MSNBC reporter misspeaks while covering death of Kobe Bryant pic.twitter.com/VVDKfWkbuT
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 26, 2020
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.” Please know I did not & would NEVER use a racist term. I apologize for the confusion this caused.
— Alison Morris (@AlisonMorrisNOW) January 26, 2020