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MSNBC Host Admits To Not Airing Catcall Video Over Racial Makeup

MSNBC Host Admits To Not Airing Catcall Video Over Racial Makeup

On Friday, MSNBC’s “All In” host Chris Hayes reported that he initially did not air a popular video showing a woman being catcalled while walking around New York City because of concerns over the racial makeup of the men in the video.

“There’s also been a very interesting and important critique of the racial politics of the video, something I noticed right away and actually that was the reason we didn’t show it on the show the first time around because it shows a white woman walking around New York city being approached mostly by men of color who are featured most prominently in the video” he said.

He then read a statement from the video’s director, saying “we got a fair amount of white guys, but for whatever reason, a lot of what they said was in passing, or off camera” or was unclear due to external noise, and adding the final video “is not a perfect representation of everything that happened.” And that they “regret the unintended racial bias in the editing of the video that over represents men of color.”

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