BBC Radio Bristol presenter Sam Mason
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?
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