Wednesday, September 17, 2008

ESPN's Kornheiser apologizes on air for comment

Now this is probably not even considered racist by most out there, but think about it. I didn't see it, but here's what happened Monday night on ESPN:

After listening to a snippet of the Spanish-language broadcast of the game in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Kornheiser said this:

"I took high school Spanish, either he said he's not going to be caught, or please pick up my dry cleaning tomorrow."

And later, this:

"I said something before which I shouldn't have said, I apologize for it. Not my first mistake, undoubtedly won't be my last, but a 100% apology."
Source

So would you consider what Kornheiser said was racist? Now if you did consider it racist, did you consider it racist before he apologized for it?

With him apologizing for it, he must have felt that he said something inappropriate, or maybe he was being yelled at by TV execs to apologize on air for those words?

4 comments:

Sarah said...

He should be fired, but probably won't be. What a surprise, a white guy makes a comment like that and nothing is done.

Losman said...

It's not as bad as "nappy headed hoes" or "lynch him in a back alley" but it certainly is pretty stupid commentary.

So what, Sarah, white men don't get fired for saying stupid stuff on TV? Steve Lyons begs to differ.

Anonymous said...

ok so everything that at most would be concidered slightly offensive should cost a man his job you are the racists now saying "oh the white man enslaved my family so thats why i have to be a gang banging cock sucker" no your life is what you want to make it. yeah sometimes people can make racist decisions but thats no reason to blame the entire race for that one persons decisions that was wayyy before your or my time we didnt enslave your relatives people many years ago did so drop it and quit being such a fucking tool

Anonymous said...

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