Canadian Journalist Blasted for Racist Wuhan Virus Tweet

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A Canadian journalist has apologized after tweeting a racist joke regarding the novel coronavirus (or also known as 2019-nCoV).

Peter Akman, an investigative journalist for CTV W5, took heat after making the joke on Twitter about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China.

“Hopefully ALL I got today was a haircut,” he said followed by the hashtags #CoronaOutbreak and #Coronavirustoronto.

After the tweet went viral, many people expressed their anger towards the journalist on Twitter.

Akman later took down the original tweet and attempted to fix the situation, but failed to address the accusations of racism.

“My tweet earlier today was insensitive,” he said in his tweet. “My barber told me he was offering everyone masks. I apologize for any offense I may have caused.”

Feature Image via @PeterAkman

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