Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s CNN TV show “Parts Unknown” is apologizing for calling Newfoundlanders “Newfie”.
This is a nickname many find offensive.
“Parts Unknown” used the term “Newfie” in a tweet (now deleted) promoting this Sunday’s episode on Newfoundland and Labrador.
The twitter account shared an article with Newfoundland-related books and local slang, saying “Embrace the Newfies as they are.”
Users quickly shared the term is derogatory, with origins implying Newfoundlanders are unintelligent and lazy.
Is this a term you know is derogatory? Do you use it? Will you continue to use it or stop using it?
Share with us your thoughts!
– Scotty & Ferne