Imus Out, What about BET?

United States
April 12, 2007 7:54am CST
So we all have heard about the Don Imus debacle. His insensitive comments were terrible. He is being punished by the network, advertisers and the African American community wants him fired. What about BET? Has anyone seen the music videos on this network? Most of these are degrading,raunchy and use language worse than Imus did. This network features a lot of hip-hop and rap videos which are a favorite of the young African Americans. Occasionally while channel surfing I have come across some of these and I was offended by the way women were portrayed. Could this be a bit of a double standard? No one has complained about these song videos.
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@gberlin (3836)
18 Apr 07
I don't get BET so I have not seen what they show. I have seen some of the videos on MTV that are on early in the morning and it doesn't seem very uplifting for women. However, a song is seen as different than a person who says something. Also, Imus directed his comment at a specific group. It would be interesting to know what the law says. I am sure we have not heard the last about this matter.
• United States
19 Apr 07
If it helps people treat each other better all will not be lost. I guess to an extent, we all have a double standard. Remember how kids would make fun or fight with brothers and sisters but if someone else did, look out.
@mslena75 (562)
• United States
12 Apr 07
OK, I did just read that MSNBC dropped him.