Yay or Nay: Was MSNBC's "Pimp" Comment Out of Line?

Yay or Nay: Was MSNBC's "Pimp" Comment Out of Line?

On MSNBC this week, Reporter David Shuster made a controversial remark about Chelsea Clinton's involvement in her mother's campaign to Tucker Carlson.


He said this,

"Doesn't it seem like Chelsea's sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?"

After making the comment, he apologized saying,

"I used a phrase that was inappropriate. I apologize to the Clinton family, the Clinton campaign and all of you who are justifiably offended. ... All Americans should be proud of Chelsea Clinton, and I am particularly sorry that my language diminished the regard and the respect she has earned from all of us, and the respect her parents have earned in how they raised her."

He was temporarily suspended because of the remark. Now, Hillary Clinton is considering withdrawing from a MSNBC debate on February 26th, saying,

"Nothing justifies the kind of debasing language that David Shuster used, and no temporary suspension or half-hearted apology is sufficient."

Was the comment out of line? Is this reaction justified?

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