Wendy Mesley Suspended For Saying ‘Word That Should Never Be Used’

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/wendy-mesley-cbc-apology_ca_5ee0e5fdc5b6cdc3fd434271

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

TORONTO — CBC News host Wendy Mesley says she’s sorry and “deeply ashamed” after using “a word that should never be used” during an editorial discussion about current issues regarding race. “The Weekly with Wendy Mesley” host took to her Twitter account to post about the incident, which now has her off the air while the CBC investigates. Mesley’s statement did not identify the word but said it “was not aimed at anyone.” She said she used it as she was quoting a journalist they were intending to interview on a panel discussion about coverage of racial inequality. Mesley added she was “careless” with her language “and wrong to say it,” and she immediately apologized to her co-workers.