BBC Radio Bristol presenter Sam Mason

Via BBC News and The Telegraph

A BBC radio presenter has been replaced over allegedly racist comments made during an off-air phone conversation.

Sam Mason, who took over the BBC Radio Bristol weekday afternoon programme six weeks ago, was suspended on Friday.

She was informed by station bosses on Saturday that she would no longer be working for the BBC.

According to The Sun newspaper, Miss Mason allegedly told a Bristol taxi firm “not to send an Asian driver to pick up her daughter”.

The transcript shows how she ordered a taxi to take her 14-year-old from her house in Clifton to her grandparents’ home.

Mason says: “I know this sounds really racist, but I’m not being . . . please, don’t send anyone like, you know what I mean. An English person would be great, a female would be better.”

The operator replies: “We would class that as being racist. We can’t penalise the Asian drivers and just send an English one,” before Mason retorts “You’ve managed it before”.

Mason insists that if it were her, she “wouldn’t care if it had two heads, but it’s my little girl we are talking about.”

When she is then passed to a male operator, she tells him that his female colleague has a “bad attitude.”

She says: “I work at the BBC. I’m far from racist and that uneducated woman has no right to call me one”.

“I don’t want her to turn up with a guy with a turban on, it’s going to freak her out. She’s not used to Asians.”  Continue Reading….

Oh dear… Oh dear… Oh dear! You clearly have issues Ms Mason and by the sounds of things, so does your daughter… SMH. 

But anyway good luck with the job hunt, what with it being so close to Christmas and all….. 

And I don’t know if I would be ordering a taxi to take my 14 year old daughter (if I had one) to her grandparents house. Isn’t she a bit young to be travelling alone in taxis?

Is this not also a case of irresponsible parenting?

8 replies »

  1. Exactly the same thought I had. I have a soon to be 14 year old girl, and I’m conscious about where I send her and how I send her. Just last month, I was abroad and I decided that she should join me in the country where I was. She flew, alone, with BA, using their solo escort service for kids under 18. I know its seems as if I’m plugging BA but she was fine and enjoyed herself, but this is not likely to happen again. About the racist comments, she has issues, clearly, and lets hope she finds a sympathetic employer.

  2. Racist people in the UK get brver and braver everyday… I bet she didn’t think twice before she made that ‘request’ KMT! People know they can get away with thier Racism by hiding behind ignorance and turning it into something petty. Especially against Asians. The amount of discrimination Asians face is disgusting. But of course, no-one cares. They just get a slap on the wrist for it, thats why the UK will always be a white man’s country. Smh!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. @ blue…

    Are you SERIOUS?

    “if her daughter wasnt used to asiand it could be an issue”

    1st of all, it’s “Asians” and not “asiand”…But we’ll forgive you for that…the “S” is next to the “D” on a typical keyboard…I won’t assume that you’re as ignorant as your comment…LOL

    2nd, how can you support this racist comment in any way? If a person is not used to being around a different race than their own, then they need to invest in a time machine and join the rest of us in 2008. We live in a world in which all races, creeds, religions and sexual orientations interact socially, economically and otherwise DAILY.

    Get a fu–king clue!

    This “blue” character sounds exactly like the idiots that espouse hate daily here in the USA. They typically wear white sheets, burn crosses and drag Black people from the back of pickup trucks. Sometimes, they even host shows on Fox News!

  4. As for this being a racist country as a number of people said. Nonsense…You wont find a more tolerant country in the world. British peoples tolerance is being pushed to the limit however…and the constant attacks on white people claiming racists at every opportunity is definitely wearing thin. We all know its certain groups of people who simply despise this country and its people and they will always be out to shove a spanner in the works. But when the chips are down it will be the regular citizens of this country that will revolt. Dont believe me, look what the media are hiding from all of you…Check Italy, Greece, France, the riots, troubles and look for the causes….Civil wars across Europe are imminent and one of its root cause is this constant your a racist mantra aimed at white Europeans . Europeans are not racists but they are beginning to realise that they may have a fight for their very survival on their hands because politicians are ignoring them. Jobs for starters are becoming more scarce yet Europeans are still being told their countries borders have to remain wide open because they need economic migrants…Everyone knows this is utter drivel which simply adds to the insults of your a racist…THINK about what Im saying, if you lived in an African country today would you like to see millions of migrants moving in threatening your livelihood, your culture, your history….well of course for many migrants that is exactly what they would like to see. If a white person thinks theres to many migrants does this mean the person is a racist. NO, and you well know it but YOU will claim that person is a racist…Very evil double think…

    To Those That Blame White man
    get over your own self importance, stop blaming whitey for all that goes wrong in your communities, and just learn to tolerate and dissipate your anger that has been force fed on to you and has all but completely brainwashed you. Start living…just get on with it…and stop your race colour obsession. The fact some of you people are obsessed with race (and one in particular) speaks volumes

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