Racial slur appears in TV weather forecast: ‘We apologize’

It was cloudy with a chance of outrage.

An Iowa weather station stirred up a whirlwind of backlash after an offensive racial slur inexplicably appeared in one of its forecast graphics last Thursday. The meteorological misprint was flagged Friday in a now-viral tweet by journalist Matthew Keys.

“I’ve blurred it, but I’m pretty sure you can figure out what it said,” he wrote regarding the alarming racist image, which appeared in the Des Moines-based Weather Channel’s “Local on the 8s” segment.

An accompanying screenshot shows the appalling graphic, which read: “Hello Des Moines, This is your weather my N—–s.”


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