‘Fat’ Comment Fallout After Parent Called a ‘Chubby Wubby’
A school board president in New York has resigned after making a comment about a parent’s weight, according to WABC-TV.
In a video the parent posted to YouTube, Ray Cote can be heard describing the woman as a “chubby wubby,” saying she gets “fatter and fatter every meeting.”
In the video, Cote is sitting at the board table and reportedly didn’t know the microphone in front of him was on.
WABC-TV reported that a statement by Cote read, “I would like to apologize for my choice of words after the close of the board meeting on April 8th which are regretful. My words were inappropriate and do not reflect my feelings or attitudes. I will strive to regain the trust and respect of the community.”