February 22, 2016

BuzzFeed's Scaachi Koul made questionable remarks about white people on CBC radio before saying she'd hire someone particularly 'not white'

StaffRebel Columnist

Will the state broadcaster distance itself from Scaachi Koul?

Last week it was announced that BuzzFeed Canada was hiring. The site's senior editor caused controversy by saying she would “particularly like to hear from [applicants] if you are not white and not male.”

The internet went crazy and accused Koul of being a racist. Koul tried to defend her comments by saying she didn't care that white men were upset by her race-based hiring practices.

However, Koul has a history of making remarks about white people.

Earlier this month on the CBC Radio program 'q', Koul went into detail about her experience at a 'day rave'.

The CBC website describes her as a 'q social experiment correspondent'.

In the segment, Koul makes several controversial comments to host Shad about people at the event such as it being 'full of white people as far as the eye can see' and 'when you're in a group of a couple hundred white people and they all start raising their hands for something, I want to get out of there... it's a cult.'

She also made a couple seemingly insulting comments about the clothing worn by people at the event and made sure to interject the race of the individuals.

The majority of posts on the CBC website call out Koul for her comments.

“So unprofessional. So disappointing,” said one user.

“She's starts the interview by asking the interviewer to look at how calm she is hence trying to make the story about her. I'm not white but it sounds like she has issues with white people.”

“It's weird listening to someone say they were surrounded by white people they way that Sacchci did this morning, if a white person said it about black people the way she did there would be an outcry about racism but I guess it's okay if you're only talking about white people,” wrote another.

What do you think would happen if Koul's comments were about any other group?

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commented 2016-02-23 04:13:06 -0500
Peter…so true. I even had woman tell that if a white is discriminated against by a non white, it was reverse racism and it was acceptable. It was a little something called red book training by a multinational oil company that i had worked for.
commented 2016-02-22 20:18:34 -0500
I hate the amount of venom which waters down the legit criticism. It gives merit to her harassment claims and really feeds her deflection. You know a lot of reactions will be in her book. After all she is a social experimenter, it’s just sad Buzzfeed champions this kind of controversy for story ideas. It’s not a real controversy worth avoiding responsibilty if you created it and fuelled it. It’s lighting your car on fire then it blowing up in your face. Hope it was worth it for what is a bizarre, poor taste story all around.
commented 2016-02-22 15:13:48 -0500
People,please don’t get this skank fired from buzzfeed.With our luck she will end up in charge of Wynne’s new racist directorate.Let’s face the facts that these two skanks think the same its just that one is more open about it.
commented 2016-02-22 14:23:08 -0500
Another racist little skid mark in the information highway – soon normal traffic will erase it.
commented 2016-02-22 13:20:46 -0500
I don’t know if it was her, but I was watching CBC when they were talking about newspapers being in decline. A ‘lady’ from BuzzFeed said it didn’t matter because the only readers were “old, white, men”. Are we allowed to use douchebag on this site?
commented 2016-02-22 13:14:30 -0500
As any good politically correct multicultural sensitive socialist knows (the true Canadians), it is not racist if white men are the target and if it is a non-white uttering the comment. Come on, people, keep up with the progressive times!
commented 2016-02-22 12:49:32 -0500
@ Andrew
nice tool for the arsenal … I am beginning to envision just how I can abuse that.
commented 2016-02-22 12:45:18 -0500
What is particularly insane about the whole white privilege babble is most of the world is dominated by non whites. So in the handful of countries where whites are the majority we are made to feel as if this is some kind of imbalance that needs to be corrected. The kind of comments demonstrated by this individual only demonstrates that racism is not only a white problem but can active among any color or race but to many in the media and government have the courage to articulate what anyone with a reasoning capacity should be able to work out.
commented 2016-02-22 12:36:06 -0500
Andew: Thanks for those e-mails. Sent this to both of them.
No place for Racists in this country.
commented 2016-02-22 12:25:11 -0500
I’d be worried if I was in group of people like this woman. Delusional. Wow. It’s safe to say, “White is the new black”!
commented 2016-02-22 12:17:57 -0500
LOL! I wrote to her on Buzzfeed, strongly suggesting she cease using anything “built” or “invented” by men, particularly White ones. That she’s not to use electricity or anything that runs on electricity, any form or transit, or any form or mass communication. She’s not to set foot in any buildings, walk on pavement or concrete. She’s not to avail herself of human rights or rule of law. She’s not to partake in the medical sciences or any other sciences etc etc (it was a long list). . . .LOL!! I went on to ask after all, why would she even WANT to use all these things men built or invented? Still waiting for a reply, and for her to comply. Think I’ll have to wait long??? LOL!!!!
commented 2016-02-22 12:07:52 -0500
Email Buzzfeed head office in New York City about the racist hate pig Scaachi Koul who works for them. Let’s see if Buzzfeed Corporate cherishes hate mongers like Scaachi Koul.

Communications – pr@buzzfeed.com

Editor in Chief: Ben Smith ben@buzzfeed.com

commented 2016-02-22 11:59:00 -0500
Apparently Koul received some tweets in reaction to her ‘blood coming out of her whatever’ induced diatribe… and she has abandon twitter claiming to be a victim.
commented 2016-02-22 11:44:52 -0500
I self-identify as green.
may I apply for some milk and honey ?