Viewers Left Fuming After Prue MacSween’s Racist Comments On The Today Show

"He should have been slapped as a child"


Entertainment News Team

20 May 2019

Entertainment News Team

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Over the weekend, Aussie tennis player Nick Kyrgios made headlines again for all the wrong reasons after throwing his chair and walking out during a match in Rome.

But during a panel discussion about his behaviour on the weekend’s Today Show, guest panelist Prue MacSween’s said the following:

“He should have been slapped as a child. He is a spoiled little Greek brat who is probably being treated like a Prince… He is a little creep, and I’m sad to say he is Australian.”

“Well, I don’t think it has anything to do with him being Greek,” Ben Fordham replied.

Prue continued:

“But I’m just saying the Greeks do spoil their kids a bit. I love Greeks, I will say I love the Greeks, but I’m just saying, the Greeks do spoil their kids a bit.”

Obviously, these comments didn’t go down well with viewers who quickly called her out for ‘casual racism’.

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Prue later posted an apology on Twitter, writing:

“Yasou! I know my words about @NickKyrgios upset many Greeks and I apologise if I have done so. I love the Greek people and have many Greek friends who love my sense of humour. If you didn’t see the humour in it, I apologise.”

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But it seems her ‘humour’ didn’t really come across…

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