Radio Hosts Suspended for Calling Whitney Houston "Crack Ho"
The radio personalities made ‘insensitive’ comments about the singer, who died Saturday
Two Los Angeles based talk radio hosts have been pulled from the air after calling Whitney Houston a "crack ho."
KFI's John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, which is owned by Clear Channel, hasn't quoted the entire statement that got the duo in trouble. However in a recording of the show posted online, Kobylt refers to the singer as a "crack ho."
KFI posted a statement on their site:
Effective immediately, KFI AM 640 hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou have been suspended for making insensitive and inappropriate comments about the late Whitney Houston.
KFI AM 640 Management does not condone, support or tolerate statements of this kind.
John Kobylt said, “We made a mistake, and we accept the station’s decision. We used language that was inappropriate, and we sincerely apologize to our listeners and to the family of Ms. Houston.”
John and Ken will return to the air Monday, February 27.
Commentors on OC Register have shown their support for the hosts:
"Dislike. Whitney Houston was a crack ho. She turned from America's sweetheart into what could ONLY be described as a crack ho. I don't know what to tell you. Blame Bobby, blame genetics, but nobody put the pipe to her lips but her.
As far as I'm concerned KFI is suspended until J&K return. In the meantime I will be turning my listening time towards podcasts on the internet, where people can speak their mind.
I apologise to other KFI hosts, if you have a problem with this boycott of the entire station, please help us by banging on Robin's door until this nonsense ends." -- Isaac Romero