Looks like it didn’t take long for reporter Henry Wofford to eat his words after his Diddy drag session.
Yesterday Bay Area reporters Darya Folsom and Henry Wofford took to the Channel 4 airways to demean Diddy for this aspirations to buy the NFL team, the Carolina Panthers. Despite this year’s Forbes’ list ranking the music mogul at No. 1 for an $820 networth, Wofford proceeded to spew insults with racial-undertones, saying that Diddy should “stick to his comfort zone” of music making, and should “go smoke a blunt and drink a 40 [oz]” beer.
Well, of course it didn’t take long until fans took to social media to express their disgust and outrage at the reporters. Wofford, who antagonized the situation, took to his channel’s website to issue an apology on behalf of himself and colleague Folsom:
“I want to offer a sincere apology to anyone I may have offended during our morning newscast today. During a conversation with Darya Folsom, I made a comment about whether Sean Diddy Combs was seriously considering buying the Carolina Panthers. In my comments, I questioned whether Mr. Combs was sober during a recently posted video.
Although it was said in an attempt to be funny, I realize insinuating a person may be drunk or on drugs is nothing to joke about. For that I sincerely apologize to Mr. Combs, his fans and everyone who was offended. Dozens of Diddy’s twitter followers have accused me of playing on racial stereotypes. That was not my goal. But I understand my comments had that impact and for that I sincerely apologize.
Sean Combs has a long history of success in the music industry and he has done a wonderful job investing millions of dollars in multiple businesses. He has a great reputation for making large donations to help the community. He’s a man who has worked from the bottom to the top and for that I respect his accomplishments. My comment was never intended to downplay what Diddy Combs has accomplished as an entrepreneur nor was it intended to question what he’s capable of accomplishing in the future. Sean Diddy Combs has the work ethic, wisdom, dedication and contacts to be a successful NFL owner.
Wofford, who called into Folsom’s segment, also defended the fellow journalist for her reactions and comments towards Diddy as well, before ending on the note:
“Once again, I’d like to apologize to anybody who was offended by my comments. I promise I will learn from this mistake.”