Don Imus racial slur....

@Ravenladyj (22937)
United States
April 12, 2007 6:51am CST
did you guys hear about this?? My husband was just telling me last night about this (I dont watch or read the news so he is my info source)...here is the article (one of many actually)... http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/11/imus.reader.feedback/index.html?section=cnn_latest what is your opinion on it?
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I have heard this. And it seems to me that this was something that was a long time coming. Apparently, this guy likes to insult many of people. But now, people have stood up against what he has said. I think if someone is going to be a public speaker, they have no right to sit there and insult and belittle people and use the "Freedom of Speech" as an excuse to get away with it. It just creates more negativity for others around and give them ammo when they may have never had any to begin with. As for him saying that he will make amends...too late! Sorry. I believe in second chances...but this guy had it coming for quite some time. And I am sure that this is not the first time. This is just the first time we are hearing about it nationally.
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@faythlyn (94)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Blown out of proportion completely. Let me start off by saying that I dont think what he say was right - it was 100% wrong. That should never be said about anyone. But it's not a racial comment. Yes, it was an all black womans team. But if anything, it's a sexist comment. He called them hos. I think I would take more offense to that part. And he apologized! What is an apology worth if no one is going to accept it! A lot of people say things they dont mean, and apologize for it later because they realize they were wrong. I just think people need to get over it.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
What he said was very wrong. But the way people are reacting to it is just compounding on it. He will continue with his racist remarks and slurs if we continue to get upset about it. That is more free publicity for the man. You can't get much better publicity than that.
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
12 Apr 07
You are right. The "Greaseman" from Washington DC did it and he got syndicated. When he did it a second time, he got fired. But it's still to the point, piss people off and you can make a lot of money.
• United States
13 Apr 07
That is WILD! My hubby told me this morning that he got sacked but he didn't say why. As a Howard Stern fan I was glad that he finally is off the radio waves.
@spiral (10)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Yes, what Imus said was completely wrong. But please tell me, whats the difference between what he said and the music we listen to today. This is directed mostly at rap, which speaks all the times of Ho's and every so often drop the "n" word. MSNBC removed Don Imus and so did CBS which makes them look bad. Leslie Moonves, the president of CBS, has record labels and such with Rappers and such on them. They go around and talk about Ho's, whats the difference? Don Imus apologized, and if they don't go against Rap, then maybe they are just after Don Imus. He apologized, now we all need to grow up a little and learn to move on. Yes, he said what he said, but if they are going to can him, then they need to can all the rappers. He was the #1 most watched show on MSNBC in the morning, he had over 16 million viewers. Who is going to replace him and bring in more money, if not the exact same amount? He can't take back what he said, but he can learn from this mistake, and become a much better shock jock. Before Howard Stern was removed off the radio by the FCC, I wouldn't doubt that he did some of the same things. So the ultimate solution might be to sign a deal with Sirius, that way he can say anything and everything that might be on his mind. Thats all I really have to say.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Yes I did I made a discussion about it, I am tired of talking about it. I hope the did fire him that was unproffessional. it was Al Sharp's daughter too on the team. which really don't make a diffence, he put his foot in his mouth!
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
12 Apr 07
He's a shock jock. It's part of his job to insult people. And he's an equal opportunity offender. I don't like him just because I don't like him. I don't fink that kind of humor to be funny at all. However, I don't agree with him losing his job over it. He was doing what he was supposed to be doing. And I don't agree with sponsors being bullied into cancelling their sponsership. Yes I said bullied and I'll tell you why. Now that Imus has been branded a racist, any sponsor that continues with his show will be deemed as supporting racism. I call it censorship. On an interesting note, the only people I have heard defend him are blacks. They are not defending what he said, but his right to say it. I find that fascinating.
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
12 Apr 07
This guy has a history of racial slurs against him. I listen to Howard Stern and they used to work together and Stern said that he was always going around the studios dropping the "n" word to the black people who worked there. His simulcast TV show has been cancelled by MSNBC and I think it's only a matter of time before CBS cancels his radio show sometime during his 2 week suspension.