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81 Responses to Did This Anchorwoman Make A Racist Comment?

  1. Profile photo of coolranch
    coolranch Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:06 am
    Link: Did This Anchorwoman Make A Racist Comment? - Local news anchorwoman makes a unintentionally(?) racist comment on-air. Uncomfortable...
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    JumboCookie Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:11 am
    That wasn`t racist >.>
  3. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:15 am
    He is using shoe polish.
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    thedragslay Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:15 am
    Broken link.
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    boredest1 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:16 am
    "I was gonna stay away from that."

    Priceless.
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:18 am
    I don`t think she was being racist. I think she was making a complement because he has nice skin. They`re were talking about protecting yourself from UV rays. So no, not racist.
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    lilbroder Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:19 am
    In his mind he`s thinking,"racists bitch, cant wait until i get to pop a cap in her ass"
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    Vligon Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:20 am
    lol
  9. Profile photo of dirtysteve00
    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Bit of a fluff alright, he didn`t handles it so great either.
  10. Profile photo of sarahsaur
    sarahsaur Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:25 am
    LOL. No, I don`t think she made a racist comment. She`s just a freaking idiot who tried to make a joke that turned into an awkward situation.
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    fivezones Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:36 am
    Sounded like a compliment. She said he had nice skin.
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:38 am
    I don`t know that it was racist. I do know that whenever anchors use improv fill-ins they are usually stupid and meaningless jabber, I think that is more along these lines.
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    shalantas Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:39 am
    "i was gonna stay away from that"
    weird i heard
    "white man always trying to bring us down"
    then i heard in the background
    "over sensitive I am a racist!"
  14. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:39 am
    Not racist, just funny.
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    Lblaxplaya20 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:41 am
    If she threw a "N*gger" or two in there it would have been better.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:44 am
    Lol at her face when it kind of sank in. She was probably getting some funny looks.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:45 am
    Not racist. Uncomfortable, because you can see as soon as she said it, she had second thoughts.

    Definitely funny. I bet she fell all over herself apologizing to him after they got off the air.
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    bombaytech Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:46 am
    Nah, just a dum dum moment.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:50 am
    I think he could have been a little less confrontational. He wasn`t in her face, true, but it was on air and it was a harmless comment. If anything, he gave what she said the racist undertone.
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    drips Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:55 am
    I`m pretty sure that when your co-anchor says something like that you`re supposed to laugh or say something witty so the viewing audience doesn`t get sucked into possible awkwardness. Unless what`s said is truly f`d up and you really don`t want to implicate yourself. Joke fail and response fail.
  21. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:00 am
    Nah, just a dum dum moment.

    Yeah. I agree.

    I think all the idiots out there need to do a refresh to what "racist" actually means.
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    Negativitron Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:20 am
    ehh, just seems off color, almost like going "hey, you`re black!" without being so straightforward about it. Thing is, it`s just really hard to judge what is and isn;t racist to someone when you`re a different race than them. so I could be wrong.
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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:22 am
    Bahahaha. I actually might get an internship with this exact studio too xD
  24. Profile photo of jburgh
    jburgh Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:24 am
    It was a compliment on his color rich skin tone. whats the problem? that guys a jerk.
  25. Profile photo of hannahyak
    hannahyak Female 13-17
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:30 am
    Really?
    I always took racism to mean doing or saying something bad about another race. If its positive, is that really racism?

    Like, if someone said "Asians are really clever", I wouldn`t say that`s racist. Stereotyping, definitely, but would anyone get offended if they were told that they were clever?

    To be honest, I didn`t really get what the woman was trying to say, it was a bit stupid. But at worst, she`s made an inane comment with no thought behind it, and at best she`s actively complimenting him on his skin tone. What`s the problem here?
  26. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:43 am
    Gah.. that black guy was soooo racist!
  27. Profile photo of Abandonnez
    Abandonnez Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:43 am
    I would have to agree with jburgh. She wasn`t rude in anyway and it seemed more like she was complimenting the man.
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:43 am
    Lol, I think she was just being nice and forgot he was black.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:43 am
    Racist, NO.

    Insinsitive, PERHAPS.

    Stupid, FO SHO!
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:47 am

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    jondegi Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 11:02 am
    Wait, how was this racist? I agree with Abandonnez: it seemed more like she was complimenting him. "I want whatever your using" in that context seemed to mean "You have nice, unburnt skin."
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    jondegi Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 11:03 am
    Ugh. Okay, I won`t be able to sleep tonight if I don`t correct this: you`re**
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    pixels Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 11:04 am
    I think what she did is closer to what people call sexual harassment than racism. It`s an awkward attempt at a compliment that embarrasses the recipient by drawing attention to his physical features.
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    havoctwin Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 11:18 am
    Faux pas perhaps?
  35. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 11:22 am
    *an unintentionally racist comment.
  36. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 11:31 am
    OMG did she just compliment him on having youthful looking skin? What a horrible racist bitch!!!

    Not every comment about a black persons skin is racist.
  37. Profile photo of crystalskyz
    crystalskyz Female 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 11:53 am
    I don`t think she thought what she was saying could have been taken so out of context. That guy is a big dick and an non-nice individual. Otherwise known as a mean and crappy person.
  38. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 11:59 am
    Not racist, sounds like scripted banter. Maybe playing a little on the fact that darker skin is more resistant to UV damage, but certainly not a negative statement about race.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    thats lame....
  40. Profile photo of evilmonkey
    evilmonkey Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    Yeah, not really racist at all.
  41. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    ....and?
  42. Profile photo of JoeYC
    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    why does anything to do with race have to be racist. i went to a packed bar the other day and only saw 4 white guys... is that a racist statement? someone i said it to said it was for some silly reason.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    i want whatever you`re using? how is that racist? what is that even supposed to mean?
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    Afugy Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    I`m just shocked that its not FOX.
  45. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    That`s not racist? ffs, he has a different skin colour to her, pointing that out in a non-offensive way is not being racist.

    Come on people.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    ok so...uhm...wut?
  47. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    Seems more like a compliment to me. You do know black people can get sunburns and tans right? Sure, it doesn`t show up as much but if you can`t tell when your black friend who is an indoors-loving nerd has just come back from a florida vacation by the colour of his skin then you are really, really unobservant.
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    Oblivia Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    She`ll get burned if she`s going to use what he is using!
  49. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    In the context of which skincare products to use, she said that she`d like to use the one her coworker uses, i.e. she thinks he has good skin and assumes that`s because of the skincare products he uses.

    In short, she was very much NOT defining him by whatever made-up crap people call "race" nowadays. So much so that she was genuinely ignoring the trivial matter of skin colour.

    So why is anyone, anyone at all, thinking that she`s racist? She`s behaving in a genuinely anti-racist way, the very opposite thing.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    I used to have waist-length hair. With that much hair, which haircare products I used made a difference.

    Sometimes, when someone had particularly nice hair, I`d say so and ask them which haircare products they used so I could try them.

    Most of those people were women. Does that mean that asking them was irrational prejudice?

    Some of those people had different colour hair to me. Does that mean that asking them was irrational prejudice?

    People need to stop being so bloody obsessed with trivial differences such as skin colour and fictional differences such as "race" that they freak out about anything that might be any mention of it, even when it obviously isn`t.
  51. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    pfft. that was nothing.
  52. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    Whatever, that was funny.
  53. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    She`ll get burned if she`s going to use what he is using!

    Probably not. The difference in melanin levels between his skin and hers isn`t that large and wouldn`t have that much effect. There would be a range of UV exposure in which she would burn and he wouldn`t, but it wouldn`t be a huge range.
  54. Profile photo of BoldFace
    BoldFace Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    Where`s the racist comment?
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    kingpong Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    Just as a heads up, there are two distinct types of racism. There is the KKK/Nazi racism and then there is the pertaining-to-race racism. I am 99% certain she was making a joke pertaining to the skin color the black reporter. She (most likely) does not want to create a white nation and go burning through Africa. A joke like this should be perfectly acceptable among friends, but she`s a phucktard for saying it on air.
  56. Profile photo of muretu
    muretu Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    It seems like she wasn`t seeking to offend him, but that was a weird thing to say to a black person. Or perhaps she hadn`t thought that one through. But anyway, that was a stupid thing to say on air.
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    Spocom Female 13-17
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    February 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    How is that racist? I thought she would have said something like "You need what I`m using" cause she`s white as sour cream on wonder bread and he`s black.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm
    Not exactly racist, but still stupid and awkward.
  59. Profile photo of Kodyo
    Kodyo Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    The sooner people stop trying to be offended by things, the better.
    If a black chick said the same thing to a white dude, nothing would be wrong.
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    Golkar Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 7:23 pm
    Yeh, it was a poorly-timed joke. But if it was off-air, it was pretty decent.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    >>Not exactly racist, but still stupid and awkward.

    Yep. Made worse because she thinks she`s being clever.
  62. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:27 pm
    >>Not exactly racist, but still stupid and awkward.

    >>>Yep. Made worse because she thinks she`s being clever.

    this...she was just stupid...there was nothing racist about it...if anything she was wishing she could be black...get over yourselves whoever posted this...
  63. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    For those of you who are convinced it was a joke about "race" or that she must have been wishing she was "black", try this:

    1) Stop treating "race" and ridiculously inaccurate descriptions of skin colour as being of extreme importance.

    2) Watch it again.

    Of course, (1) is very hard when you`ve been and continue to be socialised to define and judge people in such a silly way, but some people manage it. Maybe she`s one of them.

    Also, he probably does use sunscreen. He probably should, anyway. The levels of melanin in his skin only give him probably around SPF 5. Not much, anyway.
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    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:14 pm
    I think she probably meant that he had good skin and was complimenting him rather than saying your skin is black. Because if she`s saying I want to use sunscreen that makes my skin black....... yea fcking weird. So the black dude made it racist not the anchorwoman IF that is what she meant.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    How the hell is that racist? If this is racist then it`s racist to dye your hair a different color.
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    flingspoo Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    She`s not racist, she just wants to get on it ;-)
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 11:30 pm
    Ok.. this one is easy. She is clearly not being sarcastic. It was a positive remark about the dudes skin.

    That guy was a total tighta§§. The embarrassing part here is the fact that he was offended by it. Seems that mr. Africanamerican anchorman wishes he was of a different heritage, and he didn`t want to talk about it...
  68. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 28, 2011 at 12:59 am
    I don`t think he was offended. He didn`t say he was offended and he didn`t seem offended. It`s some viewers who were offended.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2011 at 1:18 am
    it mostly seems like he was caught off guard by her comment
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    Fairienyte Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2011 at 7:14 am
    It seems like she ment it complimentary... She wasn`t trying to be nasty.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2011 at 7:37 am
    Black guy not amused
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2011 at 7:44 am
    Funny joke.
  73. Profile photo of popsac
    popsac Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2011 at 7:55 am
    Pretty simple, they bang a lot so she knows he has nice skin. She was complimenting him. I think some have missed the point :-)
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2011 at 8:18 am
    I don`t think it`s really racist, but maybe inappropriate.
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    Pheeshy5 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2011 at 8:30 am
    Whether her intentions were good or not, that was still probably inappropriate
  76. Profile photo of Gentle-Tramp
    Gentle-Tramp Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2011 at 9:47 am
    i dident get this joke?
    someone care to explain?
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    I don`t even think she was paying attention to what she was saying. Kind of funny though!
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    HerColdHands Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 1:36 am
    Yeah, I think it was meant more as a compliment haha
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2011 at 7:02 am
    Stay classy Pittsburgh Ch 4.
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    esmifra Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    People think to much about racism.
    She meant no harm, that is the opposite of racism.

    And i don`t see how that is racist...

    If a person is really slim and says something about ways to to eat healthy and a guys replies i want what you are eating isn`t that a compliment?

    Like i said, people over think this crap way to much, we should all just get along and not looking for malice in every freakin thing..
  81. Profile photo of jib
    jib Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    lol its funny how she just realized what she said and just shook her head sighed but went on reporting the news

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