An MSNBC anchor is under fire for a very unfortunate slip of the tongue on air.
During a live report on Sunday about the passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, anchor Alison Morris flubbed a reference to the L.A. Lakers by uttering what sounded to many like the N-word.
With outcry on social media, Morris took to Twitter to deny that she said the N-word, explaining that the flub was caused by a stutter, while also apologizing for any “confusion.”
Wanda Sykes responded to the controversy on Twitter by saying that she believes Morris’s explanation.
Following Morris’ statement, many on Twitter argued over the incident.
Bryant died Sunday morning along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others when his helicopter crashed in Calabasas.