Hot 97 Morning Show Suspended Over Tsunami Parody, Jin Responds With Song

The Hot 97 Morning

Show, led by Miss Jones, has been suspended indefinitely for performing a parody

ridiculing victims of the catastrophic tsunamis that occurred in South Asia recently.

The song replaced verses from the hit 1980s song "We Are

the World" with lyrics like, "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."

The radio station posted an apology and said the morning staff

would donate a week’s salary to tsunami relief efforts. "Hot 97 regrets

the airing of material that made light of a serious and tragic event. We apologize

to our listeners and anyone who was offended," the statement read.

"Hot 97 takes pride in its community involvement and in

the last few weeks has joined with broadcasters nationwide to raise money for

victims of the Tsunami. Our relief effort will result in a substantial cash

donation."

Chinese rapper Jin has conveyed his repulsion via freestyle.

"Since

when was hip-hop about being racist [and] ignorant? You know I was going to

have to say something about this whole situation. For some odd reason, whenever

some s**t like this happens in regards to my people in this society and the

media, it gets swept under the rug,"

said Jin.

"Keep those emails coming through, keep the complaint letters

going out, keep the phone calls going out to the radio station and the sponsors

and telling them how you feel."

Over 10,000 outraged people have signed an online petition objecting

the morning show’s song spoof, which was played for four days. Leaders in the

Asian community have also requested larger penalties, including FCC federal

fines and the dismissal of the entire morning show staff.

Miss Info, a Korean-American member of the morning crew, expressed

her disapproval prior to the airing of the parody, and was consequently reproached

by Miss Jones and comic Todd Lynn, who rebuked, "I’m going to start shooting

Asians."

New York Councilman James Gennaro recommended that those opposing

the morning show’s actions should express their grievances to advertisers as

well.

Former Hot 97 morning show shock jock Star of "Star and

Bucwild Morning Show," had comments for Miss Jones on his new Power 105

morning show.

"I’m just glad to be away from the filth. Can’t you see they were using

you b***h?," said Star. "This is the end of the road. B***h, weren’t

you saved when you were with my show?"

Star departed from Hot 97 after making remarks about singer

Aaliyah after her death.

Hot 97’s morning

show is ranked No. 2 in New York City with listeners age 12 and over.

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