CTV has parted ways with a senior investigative reporter after he came under intense public criticism for a tweet.
Most controversially, he included a photo of himself beside his barber, a man of Asian ancestry who was wearing a surgical mask.
“My barber told me he was offering everyone masks,” Akman stated on Twitter. “I apologize for any offence I may have caused.”
He deleted the original tweet after it provoked widespread outrage.
Today, journalist Sean Craig tweeted that Bell Media, which owns CTV, has confirmed that Akman is no longer an employee.
A spokesperson for Bell Media confirms that Peter Akman, one of the presenters of CTV’s investigative news show W5, is no longer with the company. He tweeted this four days ago.
In 1999, he graduated with an English and communications degree from Simon Fraser University. He won an outstanding SFU alumni award in 2018.
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