Gov. Bevin under fire after comments about West Louisville Chess Club
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is taking some heat for comments he made about the West Louisville Chess Club.
Bevin posted a video on Twitter talking about meeting the members of the club on Tuesday.
In the video, Bevin says: "This is Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. I'm here at Nativity Academy, about to go in and meet the members of the West Louisville Chess Club. Not something you necessarily would have thought of when you think of this section of town."
Bevin posted the video Tuesday after meeting with members of the West Louisville Chess Club at the Nativity Academy in the Russell neighborhood. Some people have called the comments "tone deaf" and a stereotype of the African American community.
A spokeswoman for the governor said the purpose of his visit was to showcase an important program, and added: "It's disappointing that some are trying to shift the focus away from the incredible accomplishments of these talented kids."
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