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?