Why is Glen Kuiper trending? HOLR breaks it down.

According to this article, A’s announcer Glen Kuiper has been suspended indefinitely after an incident where he reportedly used a racial slur during a live broadcast segment.

Glen Kuiper Audio

As mentioned in the article, Oakland Athletics announcer, Kuiper, has allegedly been suspended following his using the N-word during a broadcast.

Since an investigation is ongoing, Kuiper will reportedly remain off-air for the time being since he is indefinitely suspended.

Glen Kuiper Video

Kuiper allegedly used the N-word during the broadcast segment when he was supposedly discussing a trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. However, instead of saying Negro, he reportedly said the N-word.  Later on in the broadcast, he addressed his earlier statement saying, “Welcome back to Kauffman Stadium. I just wanted to … a little bit earlier in the show, I said something, didn’t come out quite the way I wanted it to,” Kuiper said. “And I just wanted to apologize if it sounded different than I meant it to be said. And, like I said, I just wanted to apologize for that.”

Bob Kendrick, president of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, released a statement on social media following Kuiper’s incident. Check it out below.

Glen Kuiper Reddit

Reddit users have taken to the platform to discuss the latest incident involving Kuiper. Check out what some people had to say on a recent thread, below:

“Seems like a very unfortunate and ill timed flub. He was mid sentence about how excited he was to have visited the Negro League Hall of Fame while on that road trip,” said one user.

“Imagine having your career and legacy potentially ruined for uttering a two-syllable word, despite having seemingly no ill intent and not having used it in a derogatory context. That’s how powerful the word has become. What other single word has this much power?” argued another.

“I am tired of this cancel culture bullshit. If someone makes a mistake (that does not physically hurt someone) and then makes a heartfelt apology we need to forgive them,” stated another.

Published by HOLR Magazine.