By Chris Le
Last week, radio personality Don Imus inexplicably labeled the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos.” The next morning on his radio show, Imus apologized, stating that his behavior was “completely inappropriate, and [he] can understand why people were offended. Our characterization was thoughtless and stupid, and we are sorry.”
Too little, too late.
One week after Imus’ remarks, MSNBC has decided to cancel the “Imus in the Morning” radio program, a decision that has come after the loss of numerous show sponsors — such as American Express, Staples and General Motors — and expressed outrage from an assortment of groups.
Talk about effectively killing your career. Don Imus will now enter the group of Michael Richards (aka Kramer) as those who will forever be known as racists.