Charlamagne Tha God and Whoopi Goldberg defended a Mississippi news anchor who was reprimanded for her use of the term "fo shizzle, my nizzle" on Snoop Dogg's wine venture.
Charlamagne claimed that the woman might have used the term on Monday's (March 27) episode of The Breakfast Club while unaware of the meaning.
"She probably has no clue nizzle is a derivative of the N-word," the 44-year-old said, adding that cohost DJ Envy replied "which is absurd."
"She may not have any clue," said the author of Black Privilege. "She just believes she's sounding cool repeating Snoop Dogg."
On Tuesday's (March 28) episode of The View, Goldberg offered similar arguments.
"There has to be a book of things that no one can ever say," said the 67-year-old, referring to Bassett's experience. "Include everything because I tell you, the things that change, "You can say this, but you can't say that," says the woman.
"Just because we're on television, doesn't mean we've learned everything." If there is something someone says, at least give them the grace of saying, "You know what?" rather than, "You're out."
Ted Fortenberry, WLBT Vice President and General Manager, said on The Clarion Ledger, "WLBT is unable to comment on personnel matters," as Bassett's profile does not appear on the broadcast since March 8, 2023.
This isn't the journalist's first time making insensitive remarks, according to the outlet. In October 2022, Carmen Poe was reprimanded for telling a Black woman reporter to get a recipe from her "grandmammy."