NY Meteorologist Fired For MLK Racial Slur (VIDEO)
A Rochester meteorologist was fired after he appeared to utter a racial slur regarding Martin Luther King Jr. on live TV over the weekend. He claims it was just a slip-up, but station management decided otherwise after much public outcry. Watch the clip for yourself. Do you think it was an honest mistake?
According to the Democrat and Chronicle, WHEC-TV (Channel 10) fired their chief meteorologist Jeremy Kappell on Monday. It came three days after he appeared to refer to a Rochester park as "Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Park" in a live shot on a newscast.
According to the report, Kappell claims to have simply jumbled his words, and explained that "In my mind I knew I mispronounced but there was no malice nothing that I could’ve … I had no idea the way it came across to many people," Kappell said. "That is not a word I said I promise you that."