Black BBC Radio DJ Quits After White Reporter Says 'N****r' During Newscast
After more than 18,000 complaints, officials at BBC have apologized for using the slur.
August 10, 2020 at 9:14 pm
A Black radio host walked away from his BBC job after the British broadcaster aired footage of a reporter reiterating the racial slur she heard during a video.
According to Deadline, BBC Radio 1xtra host David Whitely, also known as DJ Sideman, announced that he'd resigned from his position via Instagram on Saturday. He said he understands that the change needed in these times requires time and process but expressed that he also expected more from the reputable broadcast company.
"The BBC sanctioning the N-word being said on national television by a white person is something I can’t rock with,” he said. “This is an error in judgment where I can’t just smile with you through the process and act like everything is OK. I’m happy working with organizations until we all get it right, but this feels more than getting it wrong.”