Network news reporter refers to L.A. ‘Ni**ers’ in Kobe Bryant death, then denies saying it
While the world was stunned Sunday by the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and four others in a California helicopter crash, an MSNBC reporter covering the tragedy shocked viewers by apparently referring to the Los Angeles Lakers as the Los Angeles “Ni**ers,” and then forcefully denying she ever said it.
A woman watching Morris make the statement can be heard shouting, “What the f***?!” Upon hearing the flub.
Morris, who is white, is vociferously denying she used the N-word, tweeting late Sunday afternoon: “Earlier today, while reporting on the tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s passing, I unfortunately stuttered on air…”
She was mostly pummeled by respondents to her denial, with comments including:
“MSNBC would go ballistic and demand deplatforming if someone not part of the corporate legacy media had made that ‘mistake.’ Your company has attempted to get people doxed, harassed, or fired for making the ‘OK’ sign before.”