MSNBC has fired Tiffany Cross and cut ties with the controversial host after NBC Universal executives grew tired of her “bad judgment,” according to reports.
“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 also got her own Saturday program in 2020.
Cross 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.
“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.'”
MSNBC has fired Tiffany Cross, effective immediately. pic.twitter.com/cuQ9X7cBuu
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 4, 2022
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