Schadenfreude — defined as “satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else’s misfortune” — is not generally an emotion that should be encouraged, but when the “most racist person on television” is suddenly given the boot from MSNBC, it’s hard not to do a little dance.
On Friday, Twitter erupted over news that Tiffany Cross’s MSNBC show, “The Cross Connection,” has been canceled and Cross has been shown the door.
Citing three people “familiar with the matter,” Variety reported that the network chose not to renew the race-baiting host’s contract after two years and “severed ties with her immediately.”
“There has been speculation that Cross’ relationship with MSNBC was becoming frayed, according to two of these people, with executives at the network growing concerned about the anchor’s willingness to address statements made by cable-news hosts on other networks and indulging in commentary executives felt did not meet the standards of MSNBC or NBC News,” according to the outlet.
‘It’s more than just threats’: MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross declares ‘Civil War’ in America ‘has already begun’ https://t.co/twbIROtkis
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) September 4, 2022
But according to a “disheartened” Cross, the “backlash” over her repeated, blatantly racist comments is the reason she was canceled, not her “transformative” style.
“I am disheartened to learn of MSNBC’s decision to cancel The Cross Connection, at such a crucial time—four days before the midterm elections,” Cross said in a statement she posted Friday night to Twitter.
The ex-host, who claimed Samoan NFL star Tua Tagovailoa suffered a concussion because of “White coaches, and the complete disregard for Black bodies and Black life,” has made a career out of seeing racist white people wherever she turns.
For her concussion comment, Megyn Kelly called Cross the “most racist person on television.”
“He’s not black. Hello? You dumbass, Tiffany Cross,” Kelly stated on her popular podcast. “She’s the most racist person on television. It’s amazing. Maybe she just doesn’t see color. Anyway, he’s not black, but according to her he is. Oh, and by the way, his coach isn’t white either.”
Megyn Kelly: Take on Tua concussion makes Tiffany Cross ‘most racist person on television’ https://t.co/KIacmzQ9FN
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) October 12, 2022
It’s “backlash” like this, Cross claimed, that led to her termination.
“Fresh off the heels of a ‘racial reckoning,’ as so many have called it, we see that with progress there is always backlash,” Cross wrote.
Rather than display a hint of self-awareness, Cross bragged about being “disruptive.”
“Now is not the time to retreat to politics or Journalism as usual,” she continued. “It is my hope that the last two years at MSNBC have been disruptive and transformative, changing how politics are discussed and making policy more digestible. It was the opportunity of a lifetime to create a show the culture would be proud to keep trending every weekend.”
Unfortunately, Cross vowed that she will continue to mouth off.
“While this Journey ended abruptly, surprising many of us, my work is not done,” she stated. “Political violence is increasing and it’s becoming inherently more dangerous to speak the truth. But, after more than 20 years in Journalism, I will not stop. The attacks on me from other outlets and former hosts will never control my narrative.”
Upon hearing the news, Kelly blasted Cross once again, tweeting, “Literally no one will miss her.”
Literally no one will miss her. https://t.co/c2xHaSOKBV
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 4, 2022
Below, find a small sample of parting thoughts for Tiffany Cross:
She lacks self awareness. I watch the #MSM to get views from all sides. This was the most blatantly racist host I have seen since Jeremiah Wright. At least he didn’t have a TV show. Generalizations with no facts is her superpower Pompous condescension the likes of @morningmika. https://t.co/OxQuXgRxnw
— Personal Liberty (@GundyRk) November 5, 2022
You said a bunch of racist stuff and told people to pick up weapons to fight a civil war.
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) November 5, 2022
I guess it’s just impossible for some people to not be ginormous racists. Oh well, don’t let the door hit you on your way out, racist.
— The Dank Knight (@capeandcowell) November 5, 2022
Ur nothing but a hateful racist pic.twitter.com/B0bvTzOXuw
— ❤Annie Mae West (@annie_mae_west) November 5, 2022
Take your toys and go away Tiff. You lasted longer than you should have. Enjoy retirement
— Christine Flowers (@flowerlady61) November 5, 2022
Pedal your racism elsewhere. pic.twitter.com/3WQhVKiasq
— Ultra Mega MAGA King (@Brain_Pwr) November 5, 2022
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