Wednesday, January 26, 2005

New York City Hot97 FM

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON AIRING OF TSUNAMI PARODY SONG

HOT97 regrets the airing of material that made light of a serious and tragic event. We apologize to our listeners and anyone who was offended.

Both HOT97's program director and Miss Jones issued on-air apologies on Monday stating that the material was offensive and should not have been aired.

HOT97 takes pride in its community involvement and in the last few weeks has joined with broadcasters nationwide to raise money for victims of the Tsunami. Our relief effort will result in a substantial cash donation.
So here is the back story, some rap station in NY played a parody song regarding the Tsunami.

Listen to the song here.

And apparently all hell broke loose, I think what upsets me the most is that the damn song is not even that funny, no its horrible, Jesus its horrible. They should be fired for just producing a shitty song.

As a fan of Opie and Anthony, I know the cringe feeling of knowing that you are listening to something that could very well be end of a career.

As far as the nonsense of the other side of the coin, the exploitation of this by various New York congressmen calling for federal fines, they are missing the point.

The song itself was crude and in bad taste but it DID NOT break any FCC guidelines regarding brodcast standards. In case your wondering, hate speach IS covered under our First Amendment.

As much as it offends, calling people chinks is A OK.



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