CNN anchors caught some nasty heat when they assumed an American Indian Spelling Bee winner could read Sanskrit. It turns out that she probably can’t read Sanskrit, she’s a California resident, and people are calling this racist because the anchor “assumed” she could read Sanskrit due to her nationality.
Ohhhh cry me a river.
It was an honest mistake. How does the anchor know if she can or cannot read this. The girl was participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee which means she’s probably extremely smart. The kids in that competition are typically brilliant, so it’s almost a good guess to assume someone like her is intelligent enough to know multiple languages. This little girl is probably smarter than half the people reading this article, so there was actually a very high chance she did know Sanskrit. If she did, then we wouldn’t be having this conversation.
Are people calling out the anchors because they’re on CNN? If so, that’s blindly stupid. Sure, CNN pumps out a ton of garbage, but if a Fox News anchor said this, then us right wingers wouldn’t give them heat. We would laugh. If we say we wouldn’t laugh, then we’re lying. I’m laughing out loud at this because of how stupid it is that we’re even talking about it.
This is one of those “what do you mean YOU PEOPLE” moments where someone accidentally makes a comment that sensitive people consider racist.
Is CNN done? No and we don’t want them to be done. We need CNN to stay strong so that we always have something to crack jokes about.
Every industry needs to have a bottom of the barrel and CNN is our bottom.
CNN guesses the U.S. national spelling bee winner is 'used to using' Sanskrit. If she were Jewish would u say 'your real language Hebrew' ? https://t.co/x4EDTNE6fh
— Susan Benesch (@SusanBenesch) June 4, 2017
Maybe she would say her name in Hebrew if she was Jewish. It’s not racist, it means the person is intelligent enough to know two languages. It’s actually a compliment.
12-year-old Ananya Vinay won the National Spelling Bee so naturally CNN had her on to spell "covfefe" and say some racist stuff to her. pic.twitter.com/Qirb8CpBV9
— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) June 3, 2017
It’s not racist, that’s a fact. But, you’re an idiot and that’s also a fact.
CNN anchor assumes spelling bee champ, who happens to be of Indian descent, uses Sanskrit to find the origin of a word. Watch: https://t.co/LIPkEGozVF
— Asha Dahya (@Ashadahya) June 4, 2017
Asha is fairly pretty and has great hair, but she retweets Deray McKesson which makes her irrelevant AF (as f*ck). Anyone who retweets that vest wearing attention whore is no longer considered relevant in their industry. Also, feminism sucks.
— Maya Mirchandani (@maya206) June 4, 2017
Considering how smart these kids are, it was a fair assumption. Stop creating false problems out of simple gestures that aren’t meant to be anything more than what they are.
A CNN anchor became the target of rebuke for assuming that the 2017 national spelling champion, a California resident who’s of South Asian descent, is “used to using” Sanskrit.
Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo were talking to 12-year-old Ananya Vinay on “New Day” after Ananya’s Thursday victory at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Toward the end of the interview — and after several awkward seconds of asking the sixth-grader to spell “covfefe” — Camerota joked about the origin of the gibberish that President Trump conjured on Twitter last week.
“It’s a nonsense word. So, we’re not sure that its root is actually in Sanskrit, which is what you’re probably, uh, used to using, so, I don’t know. Anyway,” Camerota said.
Vinay, an Indian American, is from Fresno, Calif.
Criticism of Camerota’s comment has since been circulating on social media. Many said her comment was racist, while others were simply in disbelief that the CNN anchor had made such an assumption.
Did she really just say Sanskrit? Folks out here extra comfortable saying any ole thing. pic.twitter.com/MGaQNML04S
— deray mckesson (@deray) June 4, 2017
Yeah, what’s wrong with thinking someone is intelligent enough to speak a second language? It’s not like they suggested that the girl rides flying carpets and played a princess in a Disney movie. This was a compliment, not a racist saying. This is libtards making problems with their own leftist CNN when there’s no true problem that exists.
It’s hilarious that I’m actually defending CNN anchors, but it’s because the liberals are so damn moronic in their craziness that it’s mind-blowing how obviously stupid this is. Bring those anchors over to Fox! I like when people say whatever they want and don’t care about people’s feelings or who they offend.
The people complaining need to get a grip on reality and realize that this was not a big deal and it should not ever be considered one.
Check out the screenshot of this bucket-face chick. I don’t even know who she is, but she had me blocked. I must’ve struck a nerve with this one. Varsha, Varsha, Varsha… You know you’re an attention seeker when you place the “.” in front of the @ symbol so everyone else in the world sees your message. You’re not trying to have a conversation with CNN, you’re trying to get retweets. Didn’t work, but nice try, whoever you are who has me blocked.
After making the comment about Sanskrit, Camerota turned to Cuomo, who wrapped up the interview by praising Vinay’s performance at the spelling competition.
“You did a great job. You know what I love about this?” Cuomo said. “Not only did you make yourself proud and your family, but do you know that there are kids all over the country, probably the world, who are going to look at you and say, ‘I want to put in that work. I want to be a champion. I want to spell like her.’”
So what this means is that they complimented the spelling bee champion and told her she’s basically an inspiration to girls all over the world. Think about it. She’s a champion spelling bee contestant who dominated her competition. She’s talented, smart, and awesome.
This kid is a winner and she knows it. Her parents know it. Everyone knows it. Everyone except for the lefties who want to ruin the girls moment by blowing an innocent comment out of proportion.
To the people making a big deal out of this, could you please shut up?
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