Radio host Don Imus has been suspended from his radio talk show for two weeks after calling female members of the Rutgers basketball team “nappy-headed hos” on Wednesday, April 4. Imus, who has since apoliized for his remarks, called the punishment appropriate but stressed, “I am not a racist.”
“What I did was make a stupid, idiotic mistake in a comedy context,” Imus said on his show Tuesday, April 10. CBS Radio and MSNBC both said they were suspending the morning talk show for two weeks beginning Monday, April 16.
The Rev. Al Sharpton called the suspension “not nearly enough. I think it is too little, too late.”