Okay. I’ve been silent on this for a while but this is just too much.
The guy is an idiot. He always has been. He’s made comments like this before.
But people are insulted all the time. People have their feelings hurt all the time. People are offended all the time. Some people are offensive all the time.
Personally, rap music offends me. I’m not suing R Kelly, Snoop Dog, et al. for the sexist content of their songs. I never listened to Imus.
CBS statement says that the language wasn’t good for kids. What kids listened to Imus? Plenty of kids listen to rap and hear that language every day. Plenty of kids use that language daily. In school, on the playground, at the park.
“There has been much discussion of the effect language like this has on our young people, particularly young women of color trying to make their way in this society,” CBS President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves said in announcing the decision. “That consideration has weighed most heavily on our minds as we made our decision.”
The man is an idiot but shouldn’t have been fired over it.
When will the lawsuits start? The guy’s out of two jobs now, so how much will they get if they do sue?