Friday, April 6, 2007

Don Imus, you are a dumbass.

He called the Rutgers Womens Basketball team "nappy headed hos". More from the AP:

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.

Additionally:

"His producer compared the team — which has eight black members — to the NBA's Toronto Raptors."

I am dismayed that someone would publically say something like that. I'm even more dismayed by the fact that people have private thoughts everyday like that and no one can say anything.

It's a shame that Imus probably thought he would get big laughs from his audience. I'm sure he was majorly caught offguard that this even made headlines around the world and him apologizing is only to keep himself on the air and in the money.

It's a shame that that old saying "There's no such thing as bad publicity" is very true in this case. No matter what, even if journalists around the world listened in to get the exact quote of what he so stupidly said, or even if they are listening tomorrow and the next day to see if he again sticks his foot in his (evil) mouth, that still equals more viewers which will eventually equal more advertising dollars (well, from the companies that aren't scared away after this).

It's sad that people can say blantantly racist things and something perceived as positive, such as ratings, can occur.

1 comment:

Kels said...

Imus can say what he wants, its called freedom of speech. He may have screwed himself over with the african american population but he is entitled to his opinion.