Karim Farid, a CNN staff member who has a digital tech show in Arabic, came under fire Friday for tweets posted back in 2011. Farid is now the second CNN staff member whose posts were found offensive to the Jewish community. Farid has since apologized but also stated they were not translated accurately and taken out of context.
“I was horrified to re-read some of my old tweets from 2011 during the emotional Arab spring events in Cairo. I have never been a supporter of Hitler or any of his believes and actions and these translated tweets are not a reflection of who I am and what I believe in,” he said in a statement on Saturday in which he “deeply” apologized and that he had learned from his mistake.