Things got a little heated earlier this week when an African-American TV news anchor issued a scathing response to a viewer who sent her an email calling her a racial slur. The Atlanta news anchor Sharon Reed then proceeded to read the email and the woman’s name live on-air. Reed responded: “You need to be fired for the race-baiting comment you made tonight,” the email from the viewer said. It continued: “It’s o.k. for blacks to discuss certain subjects but not whites. really??? you are what I call a n—r not a black person. You are a racist n—r. you are what’s wrong with the world.”
Reed responded by saying the viewer by the name of Kathy by saying: “I’m going to hold it, because I think there’s some confusion behind the scenes. I would say to Kathy, a couple of things. No. 1: You mischaracterize what I said. I didn’t say that white people couldn’t talk about race. Quite the contrary. We think that race is an authentic discussion to have,” Reed continued. “It’s one we’re having tonight because it’s one that many of you are talking about at home. And it’s one that has clearly entered the Atlanta mayor’s race.”
She continued: “So I won’t mischaracterize your view either, Kathy Rae. I get it. On Dec. 5, 2017, you think it’s OK to call this journalist a n—–. I don’t. But I could clap back and say a few things to you. But instead, I’ll let your words, Kathy Rae, speak for themselves. And that’ll be the last word.” What do you think of her response? Watch and comment below.
News anchor Sharon Reed responds on air to a viewer who calls her the N-word. This Atlanta Mayoral race has people fiesty tonight. pic.twitter.com/Vgri3oXnGN
— Billy Michael Honor (@BillyMHonor) December 6, 2017