Where’s Al Sharpnuts now? How about Jesse Jackass? Where’s the NAACP? Where’s the New Pink Panther Party? Just as I thought! Where’s the outcry from the black community? If this were FOXNews, there would be boycotts from Maine to California. But this is the network that backs Barack Obama so everyone stays quiet on this mishap! Shame on the Democratic Voters that allowed this to go quietly!
NBC ONCE AGAIN!!! – become the centre of a race storm after airing an ad featuring a monkey performing gymnastics, right after showing the performance of Gabby Douglas, the first African-American to win Olympic gold.
The network has since apologised for the advert’s poor timing, explaining: ‘No offense was intended.’
The controversy ignited as sportscaster Bob Costas wrapped his analysis of her incredible routine during the all-around competition last night.
Costas said: ‘There are some African American girls out there who tonight are saying to themselves: “Hey, I’d like to try that too.” More from London in a moment.’
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Angry viewers lashed out at the network on social media platforms like Twitter, accusing them of racism.
‘Disgusted at NBC for showing Animal Practice with monkey right after Gabby wins her gold,’ one user posted.