CBS sports analyst Doug Gottlieb caused quite a bit of controversy Thursday night when after being introduced during the network's NCAA coverage, he joked about being the only white guy on a panel of black former basketball players.
"I don't know why you guys ask me, I'm just here to bring diversity to this set, give kind of the white man's perspective," Gottlieb said during the show.
And as the night wore on – Gottlieb's critics started pile on – calling the comment racist and inappropriate.
ESPN's Mark May even tweeted:
After Doug Gottlieb's ignorant comment on CBS he should be canned
— Mark May (@mark_may) March 29, 2013
The sports analyst later released a statement through CBS saying quote:
"It was not a smart thing to say and I apologize"
But was the joke really out-of-line?
OutFront tonight: Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill, CNN Contributor LZ Granderson and political comedian Dean Obeidallah.