|The TV screen with the offensive message|
(Scroll down for video) A black man was horrified after he checked into a Motel 6 and saw that the TV screen is greeting him by saying “Hello N****r”.
Motel 6 issued a statement after the Dayton, Ohio man said a racial slur appeared on the television in his room in Cincinnati.
Joseph Ross said the racial slur appeared on the television screen in his room at Motel 6 located on Hauck Road in Cincinnati after checking in on Friday night.
"I turned the TV on and when I lay in bed I just happened to see something on the screen and I was like, 'aww that is not there,' so then I focused my eyes and I could not believe what was there," said Ross.
After Ross saw the message, he called the Motel 6 corporate office and the Dayton chapter of the NAACP.
"To my amazement, they actually saw with their own eyes the exclamation Hello (racial slur)," said Derrick Forward, president of the Dayton chapter of the NAACP.
Ross was in the area to attend the Macy's Music Festival. Forward believes the timing of the message is no accident.
"For a guest to come to your hotel, turn on the TV for a Macy's Jazz Festival, which is predominantly
for African-Americans, to see Hello (racial slur), what kind of welcome is that?" Forward said.
Motel 6 issued the following statement Saturday:
"At Motel 6, we are proud of the great diversity of the people we serve, and we are shocked by the offensive insult that appeared on the television screen of our guests on Friday. We are investigating to determine how this accident happened, and after inspecting other rooms this seems to be an isolated incident."