We put HSN on, and we were only half listening, but we thought we heard the channel’s Italian cameo master, Amedeo Scognamiglio, use an ethnic slur.
He was talking about how skilled the artisans who carve his cameos are, and he said, “Not just any wetback can do this,” or words to that effect. But the word that alarmed us was “wetback.”
Maybe we misheard, and if so, we apologize. But we would swear that’s what we heard. We’ll watch the video from the show, and if were wrong, we will post about our error.
Or any HSN viewers, if you heard Amedeo say what we thought he said, please post a comment here.
But if we’re right, Amedeo — as an immigrant — should know better than to use the term “wetback.”
We were out of hearing range of our TV for the rest of the cameo show, and maybe some kind of apology was made that we missed.