Racist Statement or Overreaction?




OK bloggers. I need your input. Am I a racist idiot or is one of my viewers being a bit overly sensitive?

On October 8th, Amy did a live report from the School of Beauty in Wausau. It was about the school offering make-overs as part of a fundraiser to fight breast cancer.

When we came back from the liveshot, as we call it in the business, I made an adlib about what I could look like before and after the adlib.

That prompted a call from a viewer who said the comment was appalling, an apology won't cut it and is demanding I be fired. Honestly, I didn't think I was saying wrong and it wasn't anywhere near my built in "self edit" button. Or, was my self edit button really on the blink that morning?

Check out the video and tell me what do you think.


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