Coun. Sandy White has issued an apology for using a racial slur at a London city council meeting.
White shocked colleagues and onlookers Tuesday when she used the N-word 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.
Her outburst prompted a swift backlash from fellow councillors, as well as from citizens on social media.
"I was so stunned, I had to keep silent because I knew if I had opened my mouth I would have exploded," said Coun. Harold Usher, the only black politician on council.