Imus calls Rutgers “nappy-headed hos” – In the heat of the moment we can all say things a little off the mark but Don Imus, a known and often ‘stepping in it’ shock jock, went one step too far in 2007 when he was sexist and racist in one foul swoop.
Fired from CBS after the incident this man fell from a high grace as he was once seen as one of the 25 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine.
So what happened?
During the 2007 NCAA championship game between Rutgers girls and Tenesse someone off camera said that Rutgers were ”some hardcore hos.”. Luckily Imus couldn’t let that rest and bettered with the insightful comment “That’s some nappy-headed hos there, I’m gonna tell you that now.”
Actually scrap insightful and change that too sexist, derogatory and darn right racist. His first line of defence was that people need to lighten up a little, of course like we should about racism (yes that’s sarcasm from me).
Later on he went onto the Al Sharpton radio show with what seemed like an insincere apology and an attempt to keep his job!
More on the incident can be read on AOL.
Here are some other nice things he has said:
- Don Imus calls rush limbaugh “insincere pig”
- Don Imus calls obama “pimp with a limp”
Tut, tut, tut! What do you think?