A TV news anchor in Mississippi has been taken off air after quoting rapper Snoop Dogg during a broadcast.
Barbie Bassett, a meteorologist and news anchor for WLBT-TV, said “fo’ shizzle my nizzle” on air last week when talking about Snoop Dogg’s new wine collection.
The phrase, which means “for sure my friend” in slang, is one of Snoop Dogg’s signature catchphrases.
Ms Bassett later apologised on Facebook for her “inappropriate” comment and said she was “deeply sorry”.
“I made a mistake. I used a phrase that I thought was cool and hip but it was not,” she wrote.
“I did not mean to offend anyone and I am deeply sorry for my poor choice of words.”
She added that she had been suspended from her job and did not know when she would return.
WLBT-TV has not commented on the incident or Ms Bassett’s status.
The incidents have highlighted the issue of language and cultural appropriation in the media. While some argue that the use of slang and colloquialisms can make news broadcasts more relatable and engaging, others argue that it can be offensive and inappropriate.
It remains to be seen whether the two news anchors will be reinstated or whether they will face further consequences for their actions. However, the incidents have sparked a wider conversation about the use of language and the boundaries of acceptable behavior in the media.
The controversy has also drawn attention to Snoop Dogg’s influence and impact on popular culture. Despite facing criticism for his use of offensive language and imagery in the past, the rapper has remained a popular figure in the music and entertainment industries.
As the debate over language and cultural appropriation continues, it is clear that the role of the media in shaping public discourse will be closely scrutinized in the months and years ahead.
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