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Channel 7 Pulls Georgia Love Off Air Over 'Casually Racist' Social Media Post

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Channel 7 Pulls Georgia Love Off Air Over 'Casually Racist' Social Media Post

Channel 7 has removed Georgia Love from her on-air duties after she posted a caption on social media that has been dubbed 'casually racist'.

The TV personality and former Bachelorette alum uploaded a picture to Instagram of a cat sitting near the window of an Asian restaurant.

She added 'shop attendant or lunch?!' to the picture, which angered many of her followers.

Love eventually deleted the post from her Story, however the damage had been done.

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Channel 7 launched an internal investigation into the post and the network has now made a decision.

A spokesperson for Channel 7 told Daily Mail Australia: "We have addressed this matter internally and disciplinary action has been taken.

"Seven does not condone this inappropriate conduct and all of our staff have the right to work in a safe, nurturing workplace free from prejudice."

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Seven Melbourne news director Shaun Menegola said in an email to staff (via Herald Sun): "It has been a difficult week for many as a consequence of some inappropriate and offensive posts on a staff member's private account.

"Following a workplace investigation that had to follow due process, I want to let you know that Georgia has been counselled and will be reassigned to the production desk, effective immediately."

But that's not the only repercussion to result from the post on Instagram. Love has now been dumped as ambassador of Chadstone Shopping Centre.

The shopping complex issued a statement indicating they had parted ways with the TV personality.

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Credit: Georgia Love/Instagram
Credit: Georgia Love/Instagram

"We were disappointed by a social media post this week by one of our friends of the Chadstone brand and, as a result, we issued notice to end our contract with Georgia," the statement read.

"We always support diversity and welcome a range of customers and retailers every day, without prejudice or discrimination, as we work to ensure our centre is a safe and inclusive place for our community to come together."

Georgia Love has since apologised for making the tone deaf comment and thanked her followers for calling her out on the behaviour.

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"I meant for this to be a joke about an animal being in a restaurant at lunch service time," she said.

"I meant absolutely no insinuation about the type of animal nor the type of restaurant, but I see that my post did not come across like that and was offensive.

"I sincerely apologise for the oversight and offence I have caused."

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Featured Image Credit: Channel 7

Topics: Australia

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