A couple of Bay Area news anchors have publicly apologized for on-air remarks they made about Diddy that were deemed by many to have stereotypical racial undertones.
KRON-TV host Darya Folsom and call-in anchor Henry Wofford found themselves under fire for much of Monday (December 18) afternoon and evening, as a snippet from Folsom's "The World According to Darya" morning segment on Diddy's expressed interest in purchasing the Carolina Panthers - went viral. The recording would mostly cause a stir based on Wofford's assertion that the rap mogul looked like he was under the influence of drugs in the Instagram post.
“The guy looks high right there in this video,” Wofford tells a chuckling Folsom at one point. “He looks like he smoked a blunt and drank a 40. Come on, I’m not taking him seriously,” he said. Folsom appeared to find the comments amusing and chimed in by saying that she isn't aware of what Diddy does any longer, and pointing out that his $800 million net worth likely leaves him short of the capacity to buy the team - which Forbes valued at $2.3 billion this past September.
“Dozens of Diddy’s Twitter followers have accused me of playing on racial stereotypes. That was not my goal. But I understand my comments had that impact and for that, I sincerely apologize,” Wafford said in a statement he put out to the press.