TV News Anchor Taken Off Air After Who She Quoted During Live Broadcast

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A Mississippi TV personality has been missing in action for more than two weeks since she let fly with a Snoop Dogg quote while she was on the air.

Barbie Bassett, who was the chief meteorologist for the station, no longer appears on the WLBT-TV roster.

Bassett has not been seen on the air since March 8. The Clarion-Ledger noted that when trying to learn her status, she did not reply to any type of message.

WLBT Vice President and General Manager Ted Fortenberry issued a statement saying, “As I am sure you can understand, WLBT is unable to comment on personnel matters.”

In early March, Bassett wandered into hot water during a discussion of Snoop Dogg’s latest wine.

Bassett, who is white, used the Snoop Dogg line “Fo shizzle, my nizzle,” using an n-word that is considered to be a demeaning epithet for black people.

This was not the first time Bassett has wandered into trouble.

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