Thursday, February 16, 2012

Should radio hosts "John & Ken" really have been suspended for these remarks about Whitney Houston?

Although I don't usually listen to John & Ken (JOHN KOBYLT and KEN CHIAMPOU on KFI AM radio, Los Angeles), I did happen to be listening when they said the following:
"She's been cracked out for 20 years, and we heard how obnoxious she was these parties, I mean, she's doing handstands, she's babbling like an idiot, running around ... she's a mess ... She's been doing this for 20 years.... So, how much of a pain in the ass do you think she was? Can you imagine, you're CLIVE DAVIS, and she has not been -- she has not had her head screwed on right for 20 years? At some point you’re just sick of it all, and so is everybody else in the industry, all her friends and hangers on, everybody who knew had to deal with her, it’s like, 'ah, Jesus, here comes the crack ho again, what’s she gonna do; Oh, look at that, she’s doing handstands next to the pool. Very good, crack ho, nice.' After a while, everybody’s exhausted. And then you find out she’s dead. It’s like, 'really ... took this long?'"
KFI Suspends John And Ken For Whitney Houston Remarks

To be honest, I was shocked that they said it (because no one is ever allowed to say anything that is not politically--or otherwise--correct) but if you've ever been around an addict, you know it's friggin' true! They wear you down, take up all your time, create emergency situations where none existed, and generally just drain everything and everybody around them including, sometimes, even their bank accounts. So what isn't actually true about what they said?


Doug McIntyre: Free speech is easy to support when you agree with the speaker


Jasmyne Cannick: Let's get real about how high or low John and Ken rate on slurs

1 comment:

Will Heining said...

They said the truth and they Certainly were "more Stimulating Talk Radio!"
I won't tune in to KFI until they return.