A NEW Hampshire radio show host “Karen” has been FIRED after she filmed herself yelling at a group of Hispanic workers to “speak English.”
Diana Ploss, who had her own show on WSMN Nashua, was seen in a shocking video yelling at the workers and asking if anyone was “illegal.”
Radio show host Diana Ploss was seen in viral video yelling at Hispanic workers to ‘speak English’[/caption]
The landscapers were seen busily working when Ploss questioned if any of them were ‘illegal’[/caption]
“Are you speaking English?” Ploss questioned the landscapers as they worked.
“Okay it is America. It is America,. You should be speaking English,” she yelled.
She continued her rant, then went on to question the citizenship status of the workers.
“English. English. English. Is anybody here illegal? Are these guys illegal?” she questioned.
She yelled: “It’s America! Speak English!”
Ploss then continued to rant about “taxpayer dollars” going to fund workers that were speaking Spanish.
“They have people who don’t speak English who are putting in this stuff, that taxpayers are paying in for, and look what they’re doing – this is communism,” she said.
A man, who is Black, then came up to Ploss and confronted her.
“Why are you harassing them?” he asked.
She insisted: “They should be speaking English.”
‘Okay it is America. It is America, you should be speaking English,’ Ploss yelled at the workers[/caption]
Ploss poses with a cardboard Trump cutout at the Women’s March on January 18, 2020[/caption]
“What does speaking the language have to do with anything?” the man asked.
The man continued to argue with Ploss as he told her to stop harassing the workers.
Ploss then asked him why he was wearing a mask to which he responded: “Why am I wearing a mask? There’s a global pandemic happening.”
Ploss turned the camera on herself and ranted: “He’s a Black man, and he’s going to protect the brown man from this white woman who’s practicing white privilege because she happened to walk by and heard this guy talking to all these guys doing this work, in Spanish.”
As the video began to circulate on social media, a petition calling for her to be removed from WSMN Radio Lineup began.
The petition gained more than 9,500 signatures.
Following the incident, Ploss posted on her Facebook: “I’m not backing down!” with three American flag emojis.
Ploss carries a cardboard cutout of Trump outside a rally in New Hampshire on August 15, 2019
Ploss wears a MAGA hat during a broadcast on April 21, 2020[/caption]
WSMN issued a statement on social media on Sunday, saying that Ploss was no longer working for the station.
“Dianna Ploss is no longer associated or affiliated in any way with WSMN or Bartis-Russell Broadcasting, LLC,” the radio station said.
“We at WSMN value freedom of speech, freedom of expression and assembly. We will not tolerate discrimination, racism or hatred.
“We continue to present and offer on air opportunities for discussion, education and the exchange of opinions and ideas,” the radio station added.
An avid supporter of President Donald Trump, Ploss reportedly quit her job in 2016 to campaign for him, TMZ reported.
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According to her website, Ploss described herself as “a staunch supporter of President Donald J. Trump and his America First Agenda.”
In her views on immigration on her site, Ploss said: “I support the legal immigration of people who wish to embrace America’s culture, its’ language and its’ history.
“I am fighting to protect America’s values, culture and history. I want you to stand with me.”