CNN's Areva Martin was on air and called out David Webb of Fox News for having "white privilege" but there's just one thing about that. David Webb is black. This was so awkward, especially since Webb corrected Martin right away in the most funny way. Webb is also a host on Sirius XM.
This hilarious gaffe by CNN's Martin was during a debate on his show. They discussed what makes some people more qualified for certain jobs. Webb stated that he cares about "work-related expertise and experience, not skin color," according to Pardes Seleh over at Mediate.
That's when Martin spouted off at the mouth without having any idea who they were talking to
“That’s a whole ‘nother long conversation about white privilege, the things that you have the privilege of doing, that people of color don’t have the privilege of,” said guest Martin.
Confused, Webb asked, “How do I have the privilege of white privilege?”
“David… by virtue of being a white male you have white privilege,” Martin began, when Webb interjected:
“Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I’m black.”
BOOM! That's how CNN lost even more street cred today and everyone laughed and giggled under their breath.
Let's have a moment of silence for Areva Martin's ability to prepare for an interview and tell a black man that he has white privs.
Let's not forget... Martin is black too. This was a black woman telling a black man that he has white privilege.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME???