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Sunny Hostin Responds To Allegations ABC Exec Advised Black Lady To 'Choose Cotton'

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Sunny Hostin used a current episode of The View to handle the alleged racist feedback made out of a prime ABC Information govt — Barbara Fedida, who’s the Senior Vice President of Expertise, Editorial Technique, and Enterprise Affairs for the information division.

In an article printed by the HuffPost, Fedida allegedly made derogatory, racist remarks about Hostin, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, and several other others. 

“It was a troublesome weekend for me, and I used to be actually disillusioned and saddened and damage after I realized in regards to the racist feedback that had been made, allegedly, about me, my colleagues, and my expensive buddies,” Hostin mentioned. “As a result of, if true, to reference Robin Roberts, who is without doubt one of the most revered and beloved journalists in our nation, as ‘choosing cotton,’ to reference me, somebody who’s been very open about having grown up in public housing, as being ‘low lease’… tells me that systemic racism touches every part and everybody in our society no matter social stature.”

Fedida allegedly referred to Hostin as “low lease.” Whereas in contract negotiation dialogue about Roberts’ contract, she allegedly requested what extra Roberts might need and mentioned it wasn’t as if the community was asking Roberts to ‘choose cotton.'” 

Fedida has since been positioned on administrative depart as an impartial celebration investigates the allegations.