Mika Brzezinski and furry
During a segment on Monday's "Morning Joe" show with hosts Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist, Brzezinski was reading a headline from the teleprompter about the Midwest FurFest 2014 chlorine gas attack.
When she came across the unfamiliar term "furry" ("a person who dresses up in furry animal costumes to honor animals with human characteristics, according to ABC News), she slowed down awkwardly, and eventually paused to ask:
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Co-host Joe Scarborough echoed the inquiry:
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Willie Geist had to take over the segment as Brzezinski and Scarborough broke out into laughter. The segment ended with Brzezinski hastily running down a side hallway for the door after the second cutaway to the news footage of the story (which was an onsite interview with Anthrocon chairman Dr. Samuel Conway).
- "We’ve been asked to evacuate the Hyatt..." post on the Midwest FurFest's Twitter. Dated December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
- Furfest Evacuated After Chlorine Leak At Hyatt Hotel news segment from ABC 7 Eyewitness News Chicago. Aired December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
- 19 hospitalized, thousands evacuated in 'intentional' gas leak at Rosemont hotel article on the Chicago Tribune website. Dated December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
- Chemical leak at Hyatt Regency deemed intentional article from the Chicago Sun Times. Dated December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
- Mika Brzezinski Learns About Furries, Proceeds To Run Off Set news post on The Huffington Post. Dated December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
- Mika Brzezinski's reaction during reporting the incident... post by Dead-Dog-Daz on Twitter. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- How you react to furries... post by Xydexx on Twitter. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- [Rant] How to Be an Unprofessional Journalist 101 - Thanks to MSNBC's Morning Joe article on the Kitsuneverse. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- I'm sure all my furry friends have seen this already post by Rowdy Mike on Twitter. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- Let’s Stop Making Jokes About Furries While Discussing That Recent Terrorist Attack on Furries article by Victoria McNally at The Mary Sue. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- Mika Brzezinski Funny ‘Furry’ Run Off Sparks Debate article by Garrett Montgomery at The Spreadit. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- Let’s All Watch Mika Brzezinski Learn What a Furry Is video on YouTube
- Watch Mika Brzezinski Learn About Furries and Run Off Set article on The Hollywood Reporter
- Mika Brzezinski Discovers Furries, Immediately Runs and Hides article on Gawker
- MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski Has to Leave Set After Finding Out What a "Furry" Is article on E! Online
- Morning Joe Hosts Totally Lose It During Segment on Furries on the New York Magazine Online
- Watch the “Morning Joe” team learn what being a “furry” means on Salon
- A Possible Chemical Attack At A Furry Convention Sent 19 People to The Hospital on BuzzFeed News
- 【更新】飯店毒氣外洩 大批「動物」脫逃？！ on the Apple Daily (Hong Kong: Chinese Cantonese, Taiwan: Taiwanese Mandarin)
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