MSNBC Reporter Alison Morris Says N Word On Kobe Bryant Death

MSNBC reporter Alison Morris apparently said the N-Word on-air while reporting on the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant

MSNBC reporter Alison Morris apparently said the N-Word on-air while reporting on the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter crash in just outside of Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2019.

While anchoring MSNBC on Sunday, Morris stumbled when she said, “He was just the kind of athlete, kind of star, that was perfectly cast on the Los Angeles n*****s.”

She then quickly corrected herself by saying the Los Angeles Lakers.

A recording of the broadcast quickly went viral on the internet.

“So this @MSNBC reporter just referred to the Lakers as the Los Angeles N***s on live tv when talking about Kobe,” one Twitter user wrote when posting the video.

Several hours later, Morris took to Twitter to deny the use of the racial slur.

“Earlier today, while reporting on the tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s passing, I unfortunately stuttered on air, combining the names of the Knicks and the Lakers to say “Nakers.” Please know I did not & would NEVER use a racist term. I apologize for the confusion this caused,” Morris tweeted.

But Morris’ explanation seemed to backfire on the MSNBC anchor, drawing a second wave of criticism with skepticism on Twitter.

Morris’ on-air stutter opened up the left-leaning MSNBC cable network for attack from conservative commentators.

“MSNBC has helped create the Cancel Culture we’re living in, which has no regard for facts, or reasonable explanations, so I can’t say I feel sorry for you now that the mob is coming for you! Hows it feel to get a dose of your own medicine?,” conservative YouTuber Mark Dice tweeted.

But another conservative felt sympathy for Morris.

“Although I’m die-hard Trump it’s still hard watching this #BurningAtTheStake! None of her great past rhetoric for their cause means a damn thing to them! They seriously don’t believe her! No one uses such a word for goodness sakes – most of our families are diverse!”

A petition on Change.org to “Get Alison Morris Fired” has garnered over about 12,000 signatures as of 6 a.m. Monday morning.