MSNBC host Alison Morris responded after being under fire on social media for appearing to refer to the lakers by what sounds like the “n word” while reporting on the tragic death of Kobe Bryant.
Yahoo reports MSNBC anchor Alison Morris responded to a viral video on Sunday, trying to explain a vocal flub during a report on the death of former NBA star Kobe Bryant that many on social media took to be the N-word.
Not long after the news of Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash broke, Morris told MSNBC viewers that Bryant was “perfectly cast” on the Los Angeles Lakers, except she stumbled over the name of the team. Many believe Morris uttered the N-word but she said that is simply not the case.
“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 later on Sunday. “Please know I did not & would NEVER use a racist term. I apologize for the confusion this caused.”
Not everyone bought Alison’s explanation.
Ma’am you did not say Nakers pic.twitter.com/Se47a1179d
— LilEsBella 💅🏽 (@LilEsBella) January 26, 2020
One Twitter user wrote “This is a level of Freudian slip I don’t think anyone can comprehend.”
This is a level of Freudian slip I don’t think anyone can comprehend
— Hedge (@joshiwawawa) January 26, 2020
Mark Dice responded to Alison Morris directly, writing “MSNBC has helped create the Cancel Culture we’re living in, which has no regard for facts, or reasonable explanations, so I can’t say I feel sorry for you now that the mob is coming for you! Hows it feel to get a dose of your own medicine?”
MSNBC has helped create the Cancel Culture we're living in, which has no regard for facts, or reasonable explanations, so I can't say I feel sorry for you now that the mob is coming for you! Hows it feel to get a dose of your own medicine?
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 26, 2020
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