Go big and go home. Alaska reporter Charlo Greene went out in a blaze of…well, something, when she quit her job on live TV after revealing she’s the owner of a local cannabis club.
Greene’s unexpected outburst came at the end of a KTVA report on the legalization of marijuana in her state, an issue that’s clearly near and dear to her heart.
“Now, 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 told viewers on Sunday, Sept. 21. “And as for this job, well…not that I have a choice, but f–k it, I quit.”
Greene then shrugged and walked off set, as a camera panned to a colleague at the news desk. “All right, we apologize for that,” the visibly stunned anchor stammered, looking down at her notes. “We’ll be right back,” she added after a long silence.
KTVA, a local CBS affiliate in Anchorage, issued a statement via Twitter shortly after the incident. “Viewers, we sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter on the air tonight,” the tweet read. “The employee has been terminated.”
For her part, Greene started an Indie Go Go fundraiser in support of her campaign for marijuana reform, which she launched with a video about why she quit. “Advocating for freedom and fairness should be everyone’s duty. I’m making it my life work — to uphold what America stands for truly,” she said.
“Show [others] that we smokers are responsible, contributing members of society,” she continued. “Changing one heart and mind at a time is the only way to legalize marijuana and bask in Lady Liberty’s glory.” Watch more coverage of Greene’s shocking announcement.
Watch Green quit on live TV in the video above. (Warning: Clip contains profanity.)
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