A London city councillor dropped a racial slur in a public debate Tuesday, saying she did it for shock value.
Coun. Sandy White — who apologized Tuesday on CTV — dropped the bomb as she called on council members to apologize for comments they made about her resigning from the London Transit Commission over radio station bus ads with sexually suggestive pictures pop star Katy Perry.
"When someone on the commission said to me, 'Sandy, the children like it.' I went, 'I'm done.' That's enough. They like drugs, they like alcohol, they like a lot of things, and do we put that on the side of a bus? But if I would've used words like n-----? Oh, then it would have made sense,” she said.
Within minutes, White's use of the offensive word lit firestorm of criticism on Twitter, with many Londoners saying they can't believe the word was used in a council meeting.
Coun. Harold Usher, the only black politician on council, said he was left speechless by the racial utterance.