Saturday, April 7, 2007

Imus apologizes for Nappy Headed Ho comment

Who's apologizing now?

The guy with the fake white 'fro, er, Don Imus. What a doofus. He's too old to be on the radio anymore, anyway. Take your nappy headed self and fade into the woodwork, would ya?

Radio host Don Imus apologized Friday for calling the Rutgers University women's basketball team "nappy headed hos" on his nationally syndicated program.
Near the start of Friday's show, Imus said he wanted to "apologize for an insensitive and ill-conceived remark we made the other morning referring to the Rutgers women's basketball team." It was completely inappropriate, and we can understand why people were offended. Our characterization was thoughtless and stupid, and we are sorry."

Gregory Lee, an NABJ officer and senior assistant sports editor at The Boston Globe, said the mea culpa did little to atone for the comments. "You can apologize, but what does that mean when you have a history of making disparaging remarks about people?" Lee asked about the acid- tongued Imus. "This kind of behavior must be punished. I hope the company and sponsors he has take some sort of action ... to educate him."