Example: [Collected via Twitter, September 2014]
Charlo Greene wants you to vote YES on Ballot
Measure 2on Nov 4thAlaska https://t.co/ZmzEpK0TGN i agree
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) September 22, 2014
Origins: On the night of 21 September 2014, Alaskan reporter Charlo Greene became a viral video star after her
In the clip below, Greene says:
Now everything you've heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska. And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f*** it, I quit.
[Warning: there is some brief profanity in the following video.]
Later, Greene admitted that KTVA did not know of her connection to the issue or the Alaska Cannabis Club prior to her dramatic resignation, and she indicated that she used her platform to publicize the plight of Alaska's medicinal marijuana users:
... I wanted to draw attention to this issue. And the issue is medical marijuana. Ballot
If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I'm not sorry for the choice that I made.
A status update posted to the Alaska Cannabis Club's official Facebook page on
Hours later, KTVA addressed Greene's profanity and unexpected camera walk-off via their Facebook page. In a statement,
We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air
News Director - KTVA 11 News
Charlo Greene appears to have timed her viral fame to in part in order to attract backers for a campaign aimed at passing legislation in Alaska that regulates marijuana like alcohol. An Indiegogo page has been set up to raise funds here.
Last updated: 22 September 2014