Atlanta Weather Girl “Subliminal Racism” ??

GorillasElla Dorsey, former model, now evening news meteorologist for CBS 46 in Atlanta compared African park rangers’ posture and facial expressions to the gorillas they guard in the Congo.

From her bio:

A young girl fell in love with the weather at the age of four and turned her interest into a career as a meteorologist. After her father gave her a Discovery Channel VCR titled Tornado, Hurricane, Flood, Ella Dorsey was immediately enamored with the subject of weather. She now uses her forecasts to communicate her enthusiasm in the issue.

Ella Dorsey, an American journalist and meteorologist, is presently a meteorologist for WGCL-TV in Atlanta, which is owned by CBS. Aside from that, she is a happy unmarried single woman. In this article, we’ll take a deeper look at Ella Dorsey’s wiki and biography.

During a segment discussing the now viral photo, Dorsey remarked:  “Isn’t it amazing? You can see the similarities between you and them.”

According to Yahoo News, reaction from Atlanta viewers was not positive:

One viewer, Maya Teague, who witnessed the moment live, wrote on Twitter, “WOW! You notice the similarities between an African man and a gorilla? Focus on the weather, Sunshine.” Teague then tagged the show’s anchor Gables, who is a woman of color, adding, “Please educate your coworkers on subliminal #racism.”

“I meant similarities [to] posture…”

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  April 25, Dorsey (Follow on Twitter), felt regret for what some saw as on-air gaffe:

“I meant sililarities[sic] in Thomas’s posture and the gorilla. I never meant between the man and the gorilla. Sorry if I offended you! Thank you for watching.”

H/t – friend of Pale Primate at Twitter.



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