A Houston teenager is demanding a public apology from the Fox 5 anchors who called him “obnoxious” for applying to 20 colleges.
The Washington, D.C. anchor and contributor made comments about Micheal Brown’s decision to apply to so many schools in which he got into every single one and showed off his reaction to getting into his dream school, Stanford University.
“It’s a little ridiculous that this kid applied to 20, taking away a spot and basically waitlisting another kid,” Sarah Fraser said on the April 3 show.
The Fox co-anchor Holly Morris called Brown “obnoxious” for applying to so many schools.
“I think it’s a little obnoxious because you can only go to one,” Morris commented. “You can only take one full ride, and you are taking a spot from someone else who worked really hard.”
Here's a new one: Local Fox anchors criticized this Black teen for working TOO hard pic.twitter.com/sIwyciCC9j
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 9, 2018
Brown said he spoke to the anchors and had a “respectful” interview with them, but would not allow the interview to air until he received a public apology.
This morning, I had a respectful Skype interview with @HollyLiveFox5DC , though I did not get an apology during the interview. I won't allow the interview to air until @fox5dc provides me with a public apology. Where's the #humandecency?
— notsusan (@mbreezy101) April 6, 2018
Fraser said she apologized to Brown and that he accepted her apology.
“Michaels accomplishments aren’t up for debate. I have learned a valuable lesson,” she tweeted.
Brown, who has a 4.68 GPA, received full-ride scholarships to every school that accepted him.
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.