Star Jones: Social Media Is Like Ku Klux Klan

The NBC host says ‘social media is the new kind of Ku Klux Klan white hood’

On ‘Today,’ Star Jones Compares Online Commenters to KKK … Again (Newsbusters)

During a discussion on Monday's NBC Today of internet reaction to a controversial new Cheerios commercial, lawyer and regular pundit Star Jones alleged that “social media is the new kind of Ku Klux Klan white hood; it allows you to be anonymous and say the things you would never say to a person to their face.”

The comment was made while the panel, which also included attorney Donny Deutsch and hosts Willie Geist and Samantha Guthrie, was discussing a few incendiary and racist statements that were made in the comment section of a new Cheerios commercial posted on YouTube. However, the commercial drew such comments because it featured “a white mom, biracial child, and an African-American dad.”

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