Well, THIS is one for the record books!
Some people (as in normal people) give their 2 weeks notice when they want to quit a job.
But not Charlo Greene.
She was working for KTVA 11 News in Anchorage, Alaska, and doing a story about the Alaska Cannabis Club (a collective that aims to raise support for a November ballot initiative on legalizing recreational marijuana). But, at the end of her report, she did the unexpected: She announced that she was the owner and driving force behind the pro-pot organization she had just finished a segment on.
Then she said, “Now everything you’ve heard is why I, the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska. And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f*** it, I quit.” And walked off the set…
And then things got allllll kinds of awkward for the anchor when it cut back to the news desk. Yikes.
Check out the video that’s gone VIRAL:
This afternoon, Greene posted on her Indiegogo page (which as of midday today had raised more than $1,500 towards its $5,000 goal in support of Ballot Measure 2.) and said, “I just quit my news reporting job on live TV to announce that I am redirecting all of my energy toward helping to end a failed drug policy.”
The ex-reporter told the Alaska Dispatch News that her dramatic exit was her attempt to bring attention to the issue of marijuana legalization, and apologized for offending anyone. Well…attention is DEFINITELY what she got.
KTVA posted a message on its website and Facebook page, saying, “We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter… The employee has been terminated.”
Umm, bro…I don’t think you can terminate someone who already quit….on live TV…for everyone to see. But whatevs…
P.S. Sidenote: Anyone else slightly entertained by the fact that her last name is Greene and she owns a Marijuana Club? Lolz.