Meteorologist fired after terminating the civil rights leader & Martin Luther C ** n & # 39; in slip of the tongue

TV meteorologist is fired & # 39; Martin Luther C ** n & # 39; slur: presenter blames & misguided & # 39; after the name of the civil rights leader in live broadcast

  • Jeremy Kappell has misrepresented the name of a Rochester park named Dr King
  • His network WHEC said the term "disgusting & # 39; and said that Kappell was fired
  • The presenter appeared in a Facebook video to say that he & # 39; no malice & # 39; meant

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Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell, pictured, has been fired by the New York television network after he accidentally used a cross-screen light in the air

Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell, pictured, has been fired by the New York television network after he accidentally used a cross-screen light in the air

A meteorologist was fired by the New York TV network after he accidentally used a racist clue to Martin Luther King Jr. to describe.

Jeremy Kappell referred to a Rochester park named after the civil rights leader as Martin Luther C ** n Park & ​​# 39 ;, before he quickly adjusted his mistake during a WHEC broadcast.

The network said it was' discouraging and disgusting & # 39; was that the word was broadcast in the broadcast and said that Kappell was fired.

Kappell apologized last night and said he had said the wrong word & # 39; but & # 39; no malice & # 39; meant.

In a Facebook video he appeared with his wife Lisa and said that the begging is a "simple misunderstanding & # 39; was caused by talking too quickly.

He said: & # 39; If you watch me regularly, you know that I have a lot of information in my weather report, which forces me to speak quickly.

& # 39; Unfortunately I spoke a little too fast when I drank Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. So quickly to the point that I rummaged a few small words. In my mind I knew that I was speaking wrong, but there was no malice.

& # 39; I had no idea what some people could have interpreted as. I know that some people interpreted it in the wrong way.

& # 39; That is not a word that I have said, I promise you. If you feel that it hurts you in any way, I sincerely apologize.

I would never want to damage the reputation of such a great man as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the greatest public leaders of all time. & # 39;

Rochester & # 39; s WHEC Channel 10 decided to make a small racist reference to Dr. Let King slip in the neighborhood of his birthday. This was aired 1/4/19 @ about 17:30. Listen when the newsreader decides that Martin Luther King is referred to as Martin Luther Coon King and keeps it moving the other day. I have already asked for a statement from WHEC: Thanks Cristy Barber Peck for identifying and sharing the video.

Posted by Alan Majors on Saturday, January 5, 2019

Richard A. Reingold, general manager of the network, said: & # 39; On behalf of News10NBC, I apologize for our broadcast of a racist remark in reference to Martin Luther King, Jr. Park during our broadcast on Friday evening.

& # 39; As a result of that broadcast, meteorologist Jeremy Kappell is no longer at News10NBC.

& # 39; We strongly believe in keeping our reporters and anchors at the highest level.

We are proud of our dedicated editorial staff, and expect and demand that every respect and understanding understands that their behavior is reflected directly at the station they work for and the community we serve.

Kappell apologized last night and said he had said the wrong word & # 39; but & # 39; no malice & # 39; meant. On Twitter, he struck users who suggested that he had deliberately used the term

Kappell apologized last night and said he had said the wrong word & # 39; but & # 39; no malice & # 39; meant. On Twitter, he struck users who suggested that he had deliberately used the term

Kappell apologized last night and said he had said the wrong word & # 39; but & # 39; no malice & # 39; meant. On Twitter, he struck users who suggested that he had deliberately used the term

"These words do not belong in the air of News10NBC, and the fact that we broadcast them discourages me and disgusts me; that it was not immediately caught is inexcusable.

& # 39; I am terribly sorry for all of our viewers. We are doubling our efforts to ensure that this never happens again. & # 39;

Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren had resigned and said it was "wrong, hurtful and outraged". was that the term was being broadcast.

& # 39; It is unacceptable that this has happened. There must be real consequences for the news person involved and also for the management team that did not immediately apologize and dared to address the guts, "he said.

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