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MSNBC anchor Tiffany Cross is abruptly leaving the network under unclear circumstances.

Cross’s show, which ran on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon ET, has been canceled. The network remained quiet on her departure, though multiple outlets have pointed to her string of controversial statements while on air. In her place, rotating anchors will fill the timeslot until a replacement is found, per Variety.

The New York Post speculated that a recent TV appearance during which she derided the state of Florida may have been the catalyst for her ouster.

“Florida literally looks like the d–k of the country, so let’s get rid of Florida,” Cross said Thursday on “Hell of a Week with Charlamagne.” “Let’s castrate Florida.” Cross was responding to a question about states the Democrats could survive losing in the midterm elections.

Though Cross helped to attract a diverse audience to the network, her repeated inflammatory comments led some to celebrate her leaving. Former NBC anchor Megyn Kelly discussed Cross’s departure on her SiriusXM podcast, saying “Tiffany Cross, the most racist person in all of television – and in particular on MSNBC – just got fired. Poor Tiffany.”

Kelly went on to recount several of Cross’s most contentious moments, including an October incident in which she suggested racism was to blame for the NFL’s black players sustaining injuries. “To see all these black men crashing into each other with a bunch of white owners, white coaches, and the complete disregard for black bodies and black life,” Cross said at the time, per the Post.

“I could give you 10 more that are way worse than any of these, that’s just what we pulled in a simple Google search. So joy, oh, joy, Tiffany Cross is gone,” Kelly said. “I tip my hat to MSNBC and NBC for doing the right thing, because as I said, she was the most racist person on television.”

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