Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Hot 97 DJ In Hot Water

Update: Hot 97 has pulled the entire morning crew responsible for the airing of the tasteless and racist tsunami parody song. The station's publicist, Lizzie Grubman, would not mention if Miss Jones would continue to pollute the air waves at a future date and time. For more about Grubman, click here.

Update: Rodney Marsh , a British soccer pundit, was fired for making a joke about the Tsunami disaster. Hot 97 has not fired Miss Jones.

A Hip-hop station in New York is in hot water after airing a racist parody of "We Are The World". The parody takes aim at the millions of people affected by the Tsunami in a series of cheap shots only a sick person would find funny. Miss Jones, the morning DJ at Hot 97, must be the most dimwitted person on this planet for thinking it would be ok to air such a piece of filth. If that was not bad enough, the station's newsreader, Miss Info, stated "That song is really offensive to me, and I opted not to involve myself." In response Jones stated, "I know you feel you're superior because you're Asian, but you're not." The co-host Todd Lyn, then added this bit, "I'm going to start shooting Asians."

Local politicians have denounced the radio station, which has offered a feeble apology in response. The seven member staff of the Miss Jones show will donate a week's salary to the victims of the Tsunami tragedy.

Sample of the Lyrics
..All at once you could hear the screaming ch*nks and no one was safe
from the wave there were africans drowning, little chinamen swept
away you could hear god laughing, "swim you b*tches swim"

So now you're screwed, it's the Tsunami
you better run or kiss your ass away, go find your mommy
I just saw her float by, a tree went through her head
and now the children will be sold to child slavery...

Other Links
Hot 97 statement
Click Here to Contact Hot 97
HipHopmusic.com takes on the Hot 97 morons and lists their sponsors here
NBC-Miami has a poll (67% think the group should be fired)
Newsday article
Indian paper weighs in
The KWire kicks Hot 97 in the chops
Angry Asian Man has the song linked
Yahoo! India article calls Hot 97 crew racist
The BBC reports on the Hot 97 wankers
Indian site lists another racist-radio incident (Power 99 in Philly) where an Indian call center worker is called a "rat eater" by radio hosts Star and Buc Wild
Aussie site blasts Miss Jones as a disgrace to New York
Story hits New Zealand
Yes, there is already a petition
The Gothamist stole my headline