Charlo Greene made quite the name for herself yesterday (September 22) when a video of her profanely quitting her Alaskian news anchor job went viral.
The African-American reporter was doing a live story for a marijuana legization group which she ironically (or not) owned, when she abruptly stated “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,” she said. “And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f**k it, I quit.”
Anchorage’s KTVA quickly issued a sincere apology regarding the issue. In the mean time, Greene is making the most out her 15 minutes of infamy as she created a video that further explains her decision to make such a nationwide scene.
“There comes a time in each and every one of our lives where we must choose to continue to spectate or stand up for what’s right,” Green firmly states. “Why are Americans arrested every 37 seconds, Alaskans every 4.3 hours? Why should an aspiring someone lose their ability to earn a higher education, to become someone they were not meant to be? And why should you lose the ability to get public assistance in times of struggle and need?”
The video has quickly neared one million views in just under 24 hours so it is probably a safe assumption to say that Greene’s publicity stunt actually worked.
Watch her marijuana advocacy PSA below.