October 18, 2021

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NBA dismisses photographer who posted offensive Kamala Harris meme

NBA dismisses photographer who posted offensive Kamala Harris meme
The photographer, Bill Baptist, shared an picture previous week of a mock emblem for the Democratic presidential ticket that states “Joe and the Hoe,” an apparent reference to Joe Biden and Harris, his working mate.

The meme was discovered by former WNBA Corridor of Famer Sheryl Swoopes, who shared a screenshot of his write-up on her Facebook website page and identified as for Baptist’s dismissal.

“It can be incredible how persons will smile in your deal with but finally their legitimate colors will show. NBA and Houston Rockets he wants to GO!!! So disrespectful,” she wrote.

An NBA spokesman issued a shorter statement to CNN in reaction: “The photographer is an unbiased contractor and his expert services are no longer currently being utilized in Orlando.”

Baptist has issued an apology, CNN affiliate KPRC reported. In it he reported he experienced deleted the submit.

“I deeply regret putting up on my facebook web page a phrase that I saw and copied from other individuals as a sample of some people’s reactions to Biden’s choice of Senator Harris as his choice for VP,” he stated.

“The phrase I posted does not reflect my personalized sights at all. I should really not have been so insensitive to write-up the statements by many others. I sincerely apologize to all of these who have rightfully been offended and I have taken the put up down from my FB web page. It was a horrible slip-up on my part.”