WYOMING LAWMAKER ISSUES APOLOGY REGARDING “WHERE THE WHITE WOMEN AT?” GIF TO BLACK SHERIFF
An apology was issued by Wyoming legislator, following his tweet that he directed to the first Black sheriff of the state, as it had racist undertones. In response to an article regarding his appointment, Rep. Cyrus Western tweeted a GIF of actor Cleavon Little wherein he can be seen asking, “Where the white women at?” Following backlash, he retracted his tweet and apologized.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I’d like to issue a retraction. My remark about the new Albany Sheriff was dumb and uncalled for. I have personally called the Sheriff to own up to it. I didn’t get through, but left a VM on his work phone.</p>— Cyrus Western (@CyrusWestern) <a href="https://twitter.com/CyrusWestern/status/1339210893775630337?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 16, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>