San Antonio weatherman says MLK slur was mistake
POSTED: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:41am
The station issued an apology via Facebook
San Antonio, TX — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; San Antonio weatherman apologized for using a “racially insensitive” term while referencing Martin Luther King Jr. Day during KABB FOX 29's morning broadcast.
Meteorologist Mike Hernandez referred to the upcoming holiday meant to celebrate the life of the civil rights leader as “Martin Luther 'coon' Day.” The word has historically been used as a racist term to refer to African Americans.