Editor’s note: The video contains language that some may find offensive.
Most employees tend to give their employers two weeks’ notice, but Alaskan television reporter Charlo Greene resigned from her job a bit more abruptly … and publicly.
According to Raw Story, the KTVA-TV reporter was reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club during Sunday night’s broadcast when she revealed her personal connection to the club during the closing of the package as she wrapped up the segment live.
“Now, everything you’ve heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska,” Greene said with a shrug, to the surprise of viewers and co-workers. “And as for this job, well—not that I have a choice—but f—k it, I quit.”
With that, Greene walked off the set, leaving the stunned news anchor to scramble about what to do next and to apologize to viewers.
“I wanted to draw attention to this issue, and the issue is medical marijuana,” Greene said, according to Raw Story. “Ballot Measure 2 is a way to make medical marijuana real … most patients didn’t know the state didn’t set up the framework to get patients their medicine.”
Alaska voters will have the chance to legalize recreational marijuana in the upcoming November election, Raw Story notes.
Apparently no one, not even KTVA, knew that Greene was connected to the cannabis club or that she planned to quit.
“If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I’m not sorry for the choice that I made,” she added.
Bert Rudman, KTVA’s news director, issued an apology on Facebook.
“We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air tonight,” Rudman wrote on the station’s page. “The employee has been terminated.”
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