CNBC anchor uses slur against Indians
CNBC “Squawk Box” co-host Joe Kernen put his foot squarely in his mouth during Friday’s show when a light exchange about India’s currency turned tasteless, reports David Boroff of the New York Daily News.
“The conversation quickly devolved when she displayed a two rupee bills — a 50 and a 10.
“‘Gandhi’s on the rupee. Look at that,’ Sorkin said.
“Kernen repeatedly said ‘Gandhi’ in a bad Indian accent, but the conversation only deteriorated from there.
“‘No, I can’t do it. I was going to say something,’ Kernen said.”
Kernen then asked if Indians were good at Seven-11, and Quick told him that the comment was insulting. Kernen then apologized.
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