Detroit New Anchor ( Lauren Podell )Resigns After The Use Of A Racial Slur With A Coworker
|Detroit New Anchor ( Lauren Podell )Resigns After The Use |
Of A Racial Slur With A Coworker
Unfortunately for her, she expressed that view using the N-word.
podell, who started working at the station in 2007, reportedly told a colleague in March that “I’m tired of reporting on these n*****s killing each other in Detroit.”
Drutz disputed the exact wording of the quote, but confirmed that a “situation” did occur, according to The Detroit Free Press.
Podell’s alleged use of the racial slur gained public attention after
Detroit activist Sam Riddle tweeted about the incident last week.
He and Rev. W.J. Rideout, a local pastor and fellow activist, also called for an apology from the station during a news conference on Wednesday, which was followed by a demonstration in Detroit the next day that demanded a boycott of the news station.
WDIV Anchor Lauren Podell resigns after being caught saying the N-word. https://t.co/Ff1zTuxg60 pic.twitter.com/FZbpicDeVa— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 17, 2016
At #WDIV #MayorJamesCraig a.k.a. #HollywoodCraig DPD Chief spoke said reporter's language of hate had no place in Detroit #ThankU Mayor! pic.twitter.com/gkqjzii2it— samriddle (@samriddle) November 17, 2016