CNN anchor Erin Burnett asked Sen. John Kennedy on Tuesday night if he wanted to apologize for saying the Facebook user agreement seems like it’s written in Swahili, implying that the comment was racist.
Kennedy ripped into Facebook’s user agreement during Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony on Tuesday, insisting that the agreement reads like it is in Swahili.
“At the end of that exchange, when you were asking a question of Mark, you said, you know, in English not in Swahili,” Burnett said during an interview Tuesday night. “And obviously you’re probably aware there has been outrage over your Swahili line, some calling it a racial slur.”
CNN displayed three tweets from unverified users on the screen to prove that there was “outrage” over Kennedy’s comment.
“Do you want to apologize for it or do you think those people are taking it to seriously?” Burnett asked.
“Nah, there’s nothing to apologize for,” Kennedy responded. “I think everybody understood the point I was trying to make.”
“So no apology at all?” Burnett pressed.
“No,” Kennedy replied flatly.