Billions of people tuned in and witness Gabby Douglas rise to gold in gymnastics making olympic history. During a segue NBC sports commentator Bob Costas made a great segue talking about Gabby’s accomplishments and later going on to say “”But there’s some young African-American girls out there who tonight are saying to themselves, ‘I’d like to try that too,'”. His comments was not the problem but actually the commercial that aired right after it. A premiere for a new NBC sitcom showed a monkey performing gymnastics, which set Twitter and other social networks on fire.
Now in my opinion I don’t think it was done intentionally and seeing this play out for myself I don’t think the two relate to each other in anyway but, in the future NBC does need to be a little more careful to those types of situations.
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