Ananya Vinay was recently crowned the 2017 Scripps Spelling Bee champion and part of the 12-year-old's victory tour had her being interviewed by CNN.
Vinay, who is of Indian origin and born and raised in Fresno, California, played along with CNN hosts Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo jokingly asking her to spell "covfefe," referring to Donald Trump's tweet.
But things took a sharp turn when Camerota said, "It is a nonsense word, but we're not sure that its root is in Sanskrit, which is probably what you're used to..."
So, Camerota just assumed that Vinay is used to Sanskrit, which is not a widely-used language. Well, Twitter took it upon itself to blast her for her racist remark and overall ignorant assumption. It's a shame that Camerota had to taint this brilliant young lady's moment.
Shaking our damn heads.
Talk to 'em.
Do better, CNN.
Well, CNN,what's it going to be?
Show some respect to the Spelling Bee champ!
Hold this L, Mrs. Camerota.
(Photo: CNN News)