A local Canadian newspaper is under fire for using an offensive word in their weekly crossword puzzle. One of Le Plateau’s clues referred to an offensive word for black females. Ouch.
Montreal’s Métro Média has apologized for including the N-word in a French-language crossword in the community newspaper Le Plateau.
“We recently published a crossword containing an expression that could be hurtful to our readers, particularly those from the Black community,” Métro Média said in a statement posted to Facebook, Monday afternoon.
The clue was “Person of the Black race.” The answer was the feminine-plural version of the N-word.
For the record, that word would be “negress,” which is occasionally used in Archer on FX when referring to Lana Kane. And people say you can’t learn anything from animtaed sitcoms.