Black CNN camera operator allegedly pelted with peanuts, told ‘this is how we feed animals’ at RNC
The Republican National Convention was marred by a disturbing incident Tuesday night, as a black, female camera operator was apparently racially taunted on the convention floor.
Current TV host David Shuster tweeted late Tuesday night: “GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American camera woman + saying ‘This is how we feed animals.’”
CNN issued the following statement, after a CNN employee initially declined to comment on the incident at their booth at the RNC, referring theGrio to a public relations representative:
“CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at our employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon. CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment.”
It was not clear whether the person who was reportedly removed was a delegate, alternate, or other convention attendee.
“Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior,” convention spokesman Kyle Downey told The Hill. “Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated.”
Thoughts on Republican racism
Mia Love says hello, megadoosh.
This sort of sums it up:
a couple of boobs the RNC rightfully kicked out of the convention doesn't represent the Republican party or voters.Carroll said CNN has supported her throughout. And she told Prince that this "could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner. Racism is a global issue."
You've gone from being a Jackass to a Jerkoff, congratulation!