Dayton TV Station Apologizes to Julie Chen
Julie Chen's admission to having eye surgery to make them look less Asian continues to generate headlines. Chen has denied additional plastic surgery and the TV station where she once worked has issued an apology to Chen for the racism she experienced.
According to Dayton Daily News, WDTN apologized to Chen the day after her revelation first aired.
“We are sorry to hear about what happened to CBS’ Julie Chen in 1995 when she was a reporter at WDTN-TV,” Joe Abouzeid, WDTN and WBDT president and general manager said in a statement. “The station was under different management and ownership during that time. At WDTN and WBDT, we don’t tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind.”
Reportedly, WDTN was owned by Hearst Corporation at the time.