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CNN Host Dragged For Making ‘Racist Remark’ To 12-Year-Old Spelling Bee Champion

alisynA CNN anchor has caused massive outrage after she made a statement considered racist by most.

Alisyn Camerota had made the remark while interviewing 12-year-old Ananya Vinay who is the latest Scripps Spelling Bee Champion.

During the interview, Ananya, who is of Indian origin, was asked by a second host, Chris Cuomo, to spell “covfefe” – the meaningless word that became popular after Donald Trump mistakenly tweeted it. The girl spelled it as “cofefe”.

“Thank you very much. That’s the only good answer we’ve heard about that word in days,” Chris Cuomo said.alisyn-tweet

Alisyn Camerota now replied:

 “It was really COVFEFE but, again, it’s a nonsense word so we’re not sure that its root is actually in Sanskrit, which is what you’re probably used to using. “

A number of people feel Alisyn’s remark was a jab at Ananya’s origin and as such degrading because it meant she was not used to English.

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One comment

  1. Elendu's Girl-pickin

    Would love a spelling bee contest to be set between her and Ananya Vinay, so we can see how well “miss English America” spells.

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