NBC Gabby/Gymnastic Chimp Gaffe Ignites Firestorm of Criticism


LONDON – Pairing network applause for Black gymnast Gabby Douglas with a grinning monkey on gymnastic rings to promote a new show was not an intentional slap at the pixie-like Virginia Beach, Va.-born athlete’s historic Olympic Games performance, NBC said Aug. 3. “The spot promoting ‘Animal Practice,’ which has run three times previously, is one […]