A deeply religious meteorologist for a local NBC affiliate in Rochester, New York, was canned Monday for making an on-air racial slur.
From Daily Caller:
The slur was about the iconic Martin Luther King, Jr.
WHEC’s Chief Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell referred to a park with an ice skating rink as “Martin Luther Coon King Park.”
The network didn’t immediately do anything. But three days later, after a gust of criticism blew in, WHEC ultimately fired Kappell. Even Rochester’s mayor, Lovely Warren, said the weatherman should go.
Kappell’s Twitter feed describes himself as a “follower of my God and my dreams, a family man, foodie, and fitness freak.” In his bio, he mentions the Bible’s Joshua 1:9.
The passage states, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
His ass is out the door. So let’s hope he has some clear biblical guidance going forward.
Kappell defended himself to the Democrat & Chronicle. “I have never and would never do anything intentionally to tarnish the reputation of the greatest civil rights leader of all time,” he said.
Watch the video here.