MTV News host criticized for mocking Asian grandchildren of Sessions

MTV News host criticized for mocking Asian grandchildren of Sessions
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An MTV News host and writer was widely criticized online after he mocked the Asian-American grandchildren of Donald TrumpDonald Trump Martin Luther King's daughter: 'God can triumph over Trump' Trump: Monday will be day one of administration Trump's navy build-up comes with steep price tag MORE's attorney general nominee, Sen. Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsBooker will attend inauguration Mega-mergers poised to get green light under Trump WHIP LIST: How many Dems will back Sessions? MORE (R-Ala.), in a series of tweets on Tuesday.

Ira Madison, an African-American culture writer for MTV News and host of the channel's "Speed Dial," accused Sessions of showcasing his grandchildren at a Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill to avoid being labeled a racist.

“The opinions Ira expresses on Twitter are his own and do not reflect the views of MTV News,” a MTV communications vice president said Tuesday. 

Reaction from media members was swift:

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Members of Sessions's family, including his four Asian-American grandchildren, joined him in Washington on Tuesday.

His daughter, Ruth Sessions Walk, is married to an Asian-American man.

Updated 1:04 p.m.