Crazy Talk: Motel Greeting: 'Hello N---er'

Motel 6 is investigating how this message appeared on a guest's television screen.

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When Joseph Ross checked into a Sharonville, Fla., hotel room last Friday evening and turned on the TV, he says he got a shock when he saw the text on the screen: "Hello N----er." He suspects that whoever was responsible arranged for the message to appear during the city's Macy's Jazz festival, an event attended predominantly by African Americans.  

One thing is clear: The culprit had a bad combination of a lot of hate, a little creativity and way too much time on his or her hands. From WCOP 9:

"I turned the TV on and when I laid back on the bed I just happened to see something on the screen and I was like, 'aww that ain't there, so then I focused my eyes and I couldn't believe what was on there,'" Ross said.

After Ross saw the message, he called the Motel 6 corporate office, as well as the Dayton chapter of the NAACP.

"To my amazement I actually witnessed with my own eyes 'Hello (racial slur) exclamation point,'" said Derrick Forward, President of the Dayton chapter of the NAACP…

Motel 6 issued a statement saying, "We are completely appalled," and pledging to investigate how the incident occurred.

Read more at WCOP 9.

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