DIY Network apologizes for airing antisemitic slur

U.S. channel said remark 'made it past our team'

January 18, 2018 19:10
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The US-based DIY Network apologized on Wednesday for an antisemitic comment that was aired during one of its programs.

In an episode of the show Texas Flip N Move, which aired last Friday night, host Toni Snow offered to sell a refurbished school bus to a musician for $36,000, and he readily agreed to the price.

“You’re not even gonna bicker a little bit, Jew us down?” Snow asked in response. Neither Snow’s sister Donna nor the buyer seemed to register any issue with her comment.

In fact, the episode aired on January 12 and it took until January 16 for anyone to notice, when The Algemeiner wrote about the incident.

In an emailed statement to The Jerusalem Post, the DIY Network apologized for the fact that “an inappropriate comment unfortunately made it past our team.” A representative of the TV station said: “We were made aware of the issue shortly after it aired, and immediately pulled the episode to edit it for future broadcast. We apologize unreservedly for any offense caused.”

The network did not respond to questions about any consequences for Snow or any other staff members, nor about any changes to the show’s practices moving forward.

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