TV News Station Claims They Fired Rhonda Lee Because of Policy, Not Hair

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012

Rhonda Lee received an outpouring of support from the public after being axed by KTBS TV Station in Shreveport.  She was fired a month and a half after responding to a viewer who posted this to her Facebook page: “the black lady that does the news is a very nice lady. The only thing is she needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair.  “I’m not sure if she is a cancer patient, but still its not something myself that I think looks good on TV. What about letting [a male with] waist long hair do the news? What about that?”

After her station did nothing to address the offensive comment, the meteorologist took matters into her own hands by writing a response.  “I am the ‘black lady’ to which you are referring,” she wrote. “I’m sorry you don’t like my ethnic hair. And no I don’t have cancer. I am very proud of my African-American ancestry which includes my hair… Women come in all shapes, sizes, nationalities, and levels of beauty. Showing little girls that being comfortable in the skin and HAIR God gave me is my contribution to society.”

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