Remember Fox 5 San Diego sports anchor Ross Shimabuku, who implied a sexist slur about Danica Patrick on air last week?
He'll have an early spring break after being suspended for a week without pay by the station.
One of Shimabuku's on air reports last week made it clear he was no fan of Patrick calling "sexy and she knows it."
After cutting to a clip of the NASCAR star lamenting how sexy often seems to be the default description for female athletes, Shimabuku quipped that he had another word to describe her, one that "starts with a 'B'...and it's not 'beautiful.'"
Shimabuku's chaser to the piece was that Patrick "always has a chip on her shoulder, trying to prove something."
About 24 hours after the video of his report went viral, Shimabuku released a statement of apology which read:
“I truly apologize if I offended anyone by those comments. They were not meant to be an attack on Danica.”
But by then the damage had already been done and managment chose to suspend the anchor.
Stay classy San Diego.
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