A graduating Austin, Texas high school student upset some when she tweeted last week that not only was she a valedictorian and getting a free ride to the University of Texas, she is also an undocumented immigrant.
Mayte Lara Ibarra not only bragged about being undocumented, she also said she had a nice set of legs.
The thought of an illegal immigrant having a full ride to the University, and presumably on taxpayer dollars, has Texans and some others being very upset.
I’ll keep coming back can’t break me down! pic.twitter.com/SrRHxqPXAQ
— Mayte Lara (@maytelara299) June 10, 2016
As some on social media fumed, one reporter went a little too far and is out of a job today.
Emily Austen, a reporter for Fox Sports was caught on video making racist comments about Mexican, Jewish and Chinese people.
She and three other host were participating in a Facebook video broadcast for Barstool Sports when one of the host made mention of Mayte’s tweet, Austen’s response, “I didn’t even know Mexicans were that smart,” Austen quipped to her co-hosts during the Barstool Sports broadcast.
She went on to say that “the Chinese guy is always the smartest guy in math class” and that Jewish people are “stingy.”
As a result of the tirade, Fox Sports said that Austen, who is a contract employee, would not be participating in future broadcasts.
She has since apologized via Tweeter.
— Emily Austen (@emilyausten_) June 12, 2016
Here’s Ms. Austen below.