Send Don Imus to Rehab
Radio talk show host Don Imus joined the ranks of Mel Gibson and Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington yesterday with his comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team which has 8 black members:
Imus was speaking with producer Bernard McGurk when the NCAA title game between Rutgers and Tennessee came up.
''That's some rough girls from Rutgers,'' Imus said. ''Man, they got tattoos ...''
''Some hardcore hos,'' said McGurk.
''That's some nappy headed hos there, I'm going to tell you that,'' Imus said.
Rehab, anyone? There's lots of calls for his firing, despite his apology.
''It was completely inappropriate, and we can understand why people were offended. Our characterization was thoughtless and stupid, and we are sorry.''
It wasn't just thoughtless and stupid. It was racist. MSNBC which airs his show in the morning provided this weak statement:
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