Don Imus is an old guy. With a radio show. Well, he used to be.
Who hasn’t called someone a ‘nappy headed ho’? I can get a little nappy when I go running. It’s normal. White or black, you can be nappy, and ho-y. Sheesh, men can be hos. I’d like to list the crybabies for you:
- Steve Capus, NBC News division President
- Bruce Gordon, former NAACP President
- The Rev.
- Oprah Winfrey
- American Express Co.,
- Sprint Nextel Corp.,
- Staples Inc.,
- Procter & Gamble Co.,
- General Motors Corp. — all pulling ads from Imus’ show indefinitely.
- Edited-to-add Head On, per comments.
- reporter Ron Allen
- “Today” show’s Al Roker
- Barack Obama
- Hillary Clinton (right after Obama)
Obama? Seriously? Everyone gets all up in arms about something that wasn’t even meant to be heard. Does it particularly suit their cause to take a stance? Mistakes happen. The less we pay attention, the less they will happen and become offensive. I’m a severe proponent of ignoring things and letting them go away since the first airing of the episode of South Park that made me see that overusing a swear word takes away it’s sting. Feeding into anything makes it worse. The more sensitive we become to stupid remarks, the more they sting. It’s a bandwagon, and people crying are telling us they are on the side of ‘moral fiber’. I’m not racist. I have more moral fiber if I ignore it and move on, maybe donate to charity.
Imus does some good, too: As of 9 a.m., $450,000 had been pledged. Last year’s Radiothon raised a total of $2.9 million for the three charities — Tomorrows Children’s Fund, CJ Foundation for SIDS and the Imus Ranch.
If we all had to think before we did things, I might never have gotten married, bought those super cool sunglasses, or published this ‘insensitive’ post.
This is not the first time he’s made off color remarks. Here’s a couple interesting articles:
Click the picture thumbnail to see Hillary’s website:
Should he have been fired? I don’t think so.
Rutgers girls are even over it now. So why all the fuss?