MSNBC has cut ties with controversial host Tiffany Cross because NBC Universal executives grew tired of her “bad judgment.”
“Repeated bad behavior on and off-air. Bad judgment,” a source told Fox News when asked about MSNBC’s move. Cross was previously a fill-in host for Joy Reid’s weekend show “AM Joy.” She got her own Saturday program in 2020.
She made headlines recently for calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “Justice Pubic Hair on My Coke Can.”
According to Deadline:
“A source confirmed that there were concerns at the network that Cross’s commentary, on the show and elsewhere, did not meet the network’s editorial standards.
MSNBC has fired Tiffany Cross, effective immediately. pic.twitter.com/cuQ9X7cBuu— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 4, 2022
“In an appearance on Charlamagne Tha God’s Comedy Central show on Thursday, Cross said Florida “literally looks like the dick of the country.”
“Cross delivered pointed commentary during her show, at times singling out other media hosts.
“After Megyn Kelly attacked her earlier this month and called her the most “racist person on television.”
“Cross called Kelly “the blackface expert.” Kelly had moved to Fox News to NBC News in 2017 with a reported longterm contract worth $69 million, but her daytime show failed to make a dent in the ratings and she was beset with controversy over comments she made about wearing blackface as a Halloween costume.
“She later apologized.”
According to Variety:
“Her production staff was informed of the decision Friday morning, according to three people familiar with the matter.
“MSNBC declined to make executives available for comment, and Cross could not be reached for immediate comment.
“MSNBC decided not to renew Cross’ contract after two years, according to one of these people, and severed ties with her immediately.”
MSNBC has decided not to renew Tiffany Cross’ contract after two years. The network has unexpectedly severed ties with her immediately. https://t.co/CD5OmxBMN2— Variety (@Variety) November 4, 2022