Rochester weatherman fired for Martin Luther King–related racial slur.

Critics are demanding to know why it took so long for the station to react.

A meteorologist in Rochester, New York, was fired Sunday after a broadcast in which he inserted a racial slur into the name of Martin Luther King Jr., his station’s manager announced Monday.

Jeremy Kappell, who had worked for News10NBC since October 2017, had been giving a report on the weather on Friday when an image of an ice rink on a park named after Martin Luther King Jr., appeared on-screen. In referencing the image, Kappell inserted the racial slur “coon” before “King.” Over the weekend, a video of the clip circulated on social media.

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