A BuzzFeed employee attacked Republican presidential contender Donald Trump on Twitter Thursday, calling the real estate tycoon a "misogynistic white supremacist."
Ali Vingiano, a BuzzFeed Video producer and former reporter for the news and entertainment website, made her comment in reference to Trump's upcoming appearance on "Saturday Night Live."
"Can't wait to watch a misogynistic white supremacist become more likable in the public eye this weekend on @nbcsnl," she wrote.
Can't wait to watch a misogynistic white supremacist become more likable in the public eye this weekend on @nbcsnl ✌— Ali Griffin Vingiano (@Ali Griffin Vingiano)1446756721.0
Trump's appearance on the popular Saturday night comedy program has been hotly contested by Latino groups that object to the billionaire's comments on immigration. Some have called for protests and boycotts.
BuzzFeed’s ethics guide states that “reporters and editors should refrain from commenting in a partisan way about candidates or policy issues.” A spokesperson for BuzzFeed told TheBlaze, however, that because Vingiano works for BuzzFeed Motion Pictures she "isn't bound to the editorial standards guide."
Vingiano is not the first BuzzFeed employee to espouse brash personal political views on Twitter.
After the deadly Oregon shooting in October, senior reporter Joel Anderson suggested America needs to do something about "the unfettered access that people have to guns." He briefly took his account offline as his tweet garnered attention.
BuzzFeed editor Rachel Zarrell made headlines earlier this year for a series of pro-gun control tweets she posted while news of the deadly Lafayette theater shooting unfolded.
“Let’s just give everyone guns, right? It’s in the goddamn constitution,” she tweeted at the time, adding, “Don’t pray. Push for gun control.”
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