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Imus Apologizes For ‘Nappy ‘Hos’ Comment

imus_rutgers_update.jpgThis morning, Don Imus apologized for calling the Rutgers’ women’s basketball team “nappy ‘hos”:

“Want to take a moment to apologize for an insensitive and ill-conceived remark we made the other morning regarding the Rutgers women’s basketball team. It was completely inappropriate, and we can understand why people were offended. Our characterization was thoughtless and stupid, and we are sorry.”

The apology came after the National Association of Black Journalists president Bryan Monroe, vice president and editorial director for Ebony and Jet, had called for his head:

“Has he lost his mind? Those comments were beyond offensive. Imus needs to be fired. Today.”

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