A Pittsburgh television station cut ties with long-time anchor Wendy Bell on Wednesday over racially charged comments she posted on her Facebook page about a shooting.

WTAE-TV’s parent company, Hearst Television, said Bell’s comments were “inconsistent with the company’s ethics and journalistic standards,” AP reported.

On Twitter, “young black men” began trending nationally on Thursday as people shared Bell’s story. While many people condemned the comments, others came to Bell’s defense and applauded her honesty.

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