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Pittsburgh TV news anchor was fired after a comment she made about a shooting went viral. Although there have been no arrests made in the case Wendy wrote this on her Facebook. They are young black men, likely in their teens or early 20s. They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers. And their mothers work multiple jobs. These boys have been in the system. They know the police. They've been arrested. She is now suing the station for back pay, legal fees and her old job. Claiming that if her comments were about white criminals or if she happened to be a black person, she wouldn't have gotten fired for her remarks. On the count of three One two three. Are we slaying or shading. I'm so confused, And what are you slaying or shading? We're on the fence. Michelle-. I think that the new network slayed by firing her. Right. I think her comments are so shady. So that's What I mean to say. That's fair. That's fair. Yeah. Virginia? She just tried it. But you tried it. [LAUGH] Yeah, you did. [CROSSTALK] There's literally no further words. You tried it. You made a misinformed statement and decision and now you're paying the consequences of it and you want people to feel sorry for you? Because Few instances. Because you tried it. Right. You tried it. Tried it. Make sure you get the final word on this. You got a shade. Well I will jut say this. Anytime you make comments without the facts, you're making a lot of assumptions. Right. And when you make assumptions, you're making an a double money sign out of yourself, not me. You catch the drift [LAUGH] You better [CROSSTALK] [BLANK_AUDIO]

Slayed or Shade? Wendy Bell Discrimination

Watch Adrienne Moore, ESSENCE Assistant Beauty Editor Virginia Lowman and Michelle Buteau shade former news anchor Wendy Bell for her uninformed and ignorant comments about how to profile criminals by her own textbook definition in this episode of ESSENCE Live.