FOX 29 Reporter/Anchor Tom Burlington went into a bizzare “N” word rant during an editorial meeting that both shocked and offended staff.
Philly.com is reporting that the incident happened during a discussion of a mock funeral for the word.
“Burlington, according to colleagues, used the word more than a dozen times as he argued that doing so was not such a big deal.
The word wasn’t directed at anyone, so colleagues were hesitant to label his remarks as racist, instead pointing toward Burlington’s insensitivity and apparent lack of common sense.”
Burlington is now suspended, but the station isn’t officially saying why he’s out of the office.
Note to media professionals: Even if you don’t think that saying the word is a big deal, it is, so keep it to yourself.