Meteorologist fired after responding to viewer

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http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/...-who-didnt-like-her-hair.html?ref=twitter.com

Oh, no they didn’t!
I had to do a double take earlier today after I read about a black TV meteorologist in Shreveport, La., who got fired for responding to a racial remark on Facebook.
Guess what sparked the fateful email?
The TV personality’s closely-cropped natural hairstyle.
Unbelievable, right? Here’s what Richard Prince’s Journal-isms’ reported about the social media discussion that led to Rhonda Lee’s losing her job:
“On Oct. 1, a viewer identified as Emmitt Vascocu wrote, ‘the black lady that does the news is a very nice lady.the only thing is she needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair. im not sure if she is a cancer patient. but still its not something myself that i think looks good on tv. what about letting someone a male have waist long hair do the news.what about that (cq).’
Lee replied the same day, ‘Hello Emmitt--I am the 'black lady' to which you are referring. I'm sorry you don't like my ethnic hair. And no I don't have cancer. I'm a non-smoking, 5'3, 121 lbs, 25 mile a week running, 37.5 year old woman, and I'm in perfectly healthy physical condition.
I am very proud of my African-American ancestry which includes my hair. For your edification: traditionally our hair doesn't grow downward. It grows upward. Many Black women use strong straightening agents in order to achieve a more European grade of hair and that is their choice. However in my case I don't find it necessary. I'm very proud of who I am and the standard of beauty I display. Women come in all shapes, sizes, nationalities, and levels of beauty. Showing little girls that being comfortable in the skin and HAIR God gave me is my contribution to society. Little girls (and boys for that matter) need to see that what you look like isn't a reason to not achieve their goals.


 

BIV

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traditionally our hair doesn't grow downward. It grows upward.
You might even call it nappy.
 

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The email was simply pointing out who it was written about
since the writer apparently didn't know her name.

Of course the racist card was the first thing she threw out there.
TNB.
 

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I give her mad props for keeping it real for the other sisters with pubes for hair.

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I don't see what the problem is here.

Nothing she said was out of line.
 
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I don't see what the problem is here.

Nothing she said was out of line.
Apparently the station had an unwritten social media policy that was established at a staff meeting she didn't attend.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/ktbs-tv-...ponding-to-racist-viewer-comment-on-facebook/

I agree with the fact that she is not pleasant to look at and deserved to be fired as a result. Any moron can type (accu)weather.com/gov in their browser and get a better forecast than a TV personality can give - and delivered on demand instead of :20 past the hour a few times aday. They're there for their looks. Period.
 
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It's nice to see her eloquently and factually responding to the borderline retarded comment by the viewer. I think her short hair looks 100x better than any wig/weave combo I have had to stand behind in a line and try like hell not to stare into it...like it's medusa....Good for her. It's too bad she brought about her own termination...I think they might rescind that once the public gets involved.
 

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Uptight nitch wouldn't even let you casually stick it up her asshole. Fuck off.
 

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I don't see what the problem is here.

Nothing she said was out of line.
The problem isn't with what she said... it's what she didn't say... THE FUCKING WEATHER REPORT! Is she the social justice commentator? No... she's the fricken weather cunt... so tell us if it's going to rain tomorrow or shut the fuck up. Like the world owes this Brillo-headed cunt a soapbox? Was she planning on pontificating on the Trayvon Martin case in her next weather report? Is the sports guy allowed to bitch about how the divorce laws are unfair to men? Should all of the teleprompter-reader bubbleheads get to grind their personal axes on air, or is that just a privilege that should be granted to velcro heads?
 

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The problem isn't with what she said... it's what she didn't say... THE FUCKING WEATHER REPORT! Is she the social justice commentator? No... she's the fricken weather cunt... so tell us if it's going to rain tomorrow or shut the fuck up. Like the world owes this Brillo-headed cunt a soapbox? Was she planning on pontificating on the Trayvon Martin case in her next weather report? Is the sports guy allowed to bitch about how the divorce laws are unfair to men? Should all of the teleprompter-reader bubbleheads get to grind their personal axes on air, or is that just a privilege that should be granted to velcro heads?
I guess I missed the part where she did it on the air. Fuck her then. Do your job. If you want to respond to something clear with the brass first dummy.
 

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I guess I missed the part where she did it on the air. Fuck her then. Do your job. If you want to respond to something clear with the brass first dummy.
Actually... I guess I missed the part where it wasn't on the air. It looks like she responded on facebook or something. Who gives a fuck?

Her management is a bunch of uptight faggots if they're going to fire somebody for some dumb shit on facebook. What a bunch of spineless worms the media has became... fucking terrified of any kind of spontaneous reality.
 

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Actually... I guess I missed the part where it wasn't on the air. It looks like she responded on facebook or something. Who gives a fuck?

Her management is a bunch of uptight faggots if they're going to fire somebody for some dumb shit on facebook. What a bunch of spineless worms the media has became... fucking terrified of any kind of spontaneous reality.
Yeah fuck them then. She responded to criticism on her own time in a professional manner. She didn't do anything to make the station look bad. I hope she finds comfort in a multi million dollar settlement against the station.
 

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Someone wanted her gone, and picked the easy way to get rid of her.