Emory students apologize for offensive TV segment - CBS46 News

Emory students apologize for offensive TV segment

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An Emory student-run TV show made an apology Friday after anger sprung from the Emory Community in reaction to an on-air joke.

The Dooley Show is produced by Emory TV, a student-run TV production funded by the Student Government Association.

A recent Dooley Show segment joked about the Supreme Court putting an end to affirmative action.

"It's up to you to find those kids who shouldn't be here." said the student anchor, John Roofeh.

Roofeh also said "proven methods here at The Dooley Show include lynching and cross burning."

The students received backlash immediately on Facebook.

The Dooley Show then released a statement regarding the comments.

"We at The Dooley Show would like to apologize for the Supreme Court segment that has recently caused so much hurt, pain and anger within the Emory Community. We also would like to apologize for the delay in releasing this apology to the student body and Emory community, as this is something we wanted to get right and ensure was done sincerely and thoughtfully."

"The referred-to segment was poorly written and in poor taste, which we fully recognize at The Dooley Show. Including it in the second episode was a mistake born of ignorance and poor judgment. It was not intended to hurt or personally attack any person, student or individual."

"We are students as well, learning from this and our mistake, and want to express how much we have learned and taken from this whole experience. Again, we apologize sincerely and want to communicate how much we have learned from our actions."

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