Mississippi news anchor has not appeared on air since using racial epithet in Snoop Dogg lyric



Barbie Bassett, a journalist and meteorologist in Mississippi, has been removed from her position on the news team after using a racially insensitive term from a Snoop Dogg lyric on air. Her bio is no longer listed on the WLBT website, where all on-air bios are located. WLBT officials have not commented on Bassett's status, and on-air employees have directed all questions to management. Bassett has not responded to direct messages on social media or her personal website.

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In October 2022, Bassett received a reprimand for making insensitive comments, and she released a statement apologizing for her words. She acknowledged that her comments were offensive to many in the audience and her colleagues at WLBT and expressed regret for the hurt caused by her words. Bassett also apologized to Carmen Poe, although the details of the incident were not specified.

According to reports, Bassett was reprimanded in October 2022 for making insensitive comments and issued an apology for her behaviour. In a statement, she acknowledged that her comment was both insensitive and hurtful and apologised to her colleagues and audience. However, another incident occurred in early March, after which she has not appeared on WLBT since March 8. She has also removed any reference to WLBT from her Facebook page. The station officials have not commented on her status.

WLBT has not released any statement or comment about the latest incident involving Barbie Bassett.

During a recent segment about rapper Snoop Dogg's new wine collection, meteorologist and journalist Barbie Bassett, who is white, used a racially insensitive term on air. After the news portion of the segment was completed, she repeated a famous Snoop slang saying, "Fo shizzle, my (expletive)," which included a racial epithet for black people. This incident follows a previous reprimand in October 2022 for insensitive comments, after which Bassett issued an apology. Since March 8, she hasn't appeared on WLBT, and the station hasn't released any statements about it.

Barbie Bassett received a bachelor's degree from Mississippi College and a master's of science degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. She was awarded the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society and has received the "Best Weathercast" award from the Associated Press multiple times.

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Barbie Bassett was the first chief meteorologist in the 50+ year history of WLBT. She has also had various other talents, such as being an opera singer, ventriloquist, pianist, and model.Following her resignation from WLBT, social media users have expressed a variety of opinions, with some claiming that the station overreacted while others have been harshly critical of Bassett's remarks.Bassett has a significant social media presence, with 51,000 followers on Facebook and almost 16,000 followers on Twitter. Despite being an active commenter on social media, she has not updated her Facebook page since March 8, when the latest incident occurred. Several comments were made on that post, but Bassett did not respond to any of them.

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