“White people are not welcome behind the scenes of a televised broadcast of Power 105.1’s ‘The Breakfast Club,’ a new lawsuit charges,” wrote Stephen Rex Brown in the opening sentence of the piece.
During the Wednesday morning show, Angela Yee, DJ Envy, and Charlamagne Tha God covered the Daily News article.
“Salute to the New York Post, because they absolutely accurately reported this story. They didn’t use The Breakfast Club and Power 105.1 as clickbait,” stated Charlamagne. “We’re not even in the lawsuit. We’re not even named as defendants in the lawsuit.”
Envy said, “I’m not going to lie. When I got that post, I started laughing. I called Charlamagne and we were laughing like crazy.”
“America really has changed. I was crying laughing. I was like, ‘What? White people suing for discrimination? Really?'” added Charlamagne.
The outspoken media figure also addressed the situation in a series of Instagram posts where he called the Daily News article “fake news” and questioned about a defamation lawsuit.
The Daily News article did include a sentence near the end of the story pointing out the lawsuit does not name Power 105.1 or The Breakfast Club as defendants.
However, social media posts from the publication about the lawsuit included mentions of The Breakfast Club and Power 105.
Revolt issued a statement that read, “These claims are without merit and have previously been dismissed by the (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). Revolt Media and TV, LLC has always been committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.”
Revolt airs a simulcast of The Breakfast Club on the cable channel.