Radio Hosts Suspended After Calling Whitney Houston ‘Crack Ho’, ‘Bag Lady’

LOS ANGELES (CBS) – Two of the Southland’s most outspoken radio personalities will go silent all next week after making controversial remarks about the passing of Whitney Houston.

KFI AM 640 suspended John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, the hosts of the “John and Ken Show,” for “making insensitive and inappropriate comments about the late Whitney Houston,” it said in a statement Thursday.

“Management does not condone, support or tolerate statements of this kind,” the station said.

According to audio posted online at UrbanInformer.com, the hosts called the late singer a “crack ho” who was “cracked out for 20 years” and left looking like a “bag lady” after she “blew through” her fortune.

The popular on-air duo even asked “It took this long?” when discussing her untimely death.

Kobylt said in statement that he and Chiampou “used language that was inappropriate” and they “sincerely apologize” to their listeners and to Houston’s family.

“We made a mistake, and we accept the station’s decision,” said Kobylt.

The hosts, who broadcast their show weekday afternoons, will return to the airwaves Feb. 27.

Kobylt and Chiampou often rail against taxes and illegal immigration. The National Hispanic Media Coalition said last year that it targeted the show’s advertisers to urge them to stop backing the program.

The group said the hosts promote hate speech and appealed to listeners to call and harass an advocate for immigrant rights about state legislation to give financial aid to illegal immigrant college students.

“A temporary suspension is not enough,” Alex Nogales, president and CEO of NHMC, said in a statement. “How many times do John and Ken get to spew their hate, apologize and then do it again after taking off a long weekend? KFI must permanently remove John and Ken from the air. Los Angeles deserves better.”

The pair will be off the air until Feb. 27.

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  1. Hollywood Reporter says:

    They didn’t say anything that alot of people and promoters in the music industry have said or thought in private or behind closed doors , her career was in a shambles due to her dependence on addiction we felt sorry for her when she moved in to the neighborhood in Orange county but always wished her the best.

    1. Jay says:

      How does that make her a crack ho? Do you know what a ho is? Was Brett Favre a pills ho? Funny, I didn’t hear them call Amy Winehouse a crack ho. Is Joe Namath, who is currently being celebrated on HBO, a alcohol and pain killer ho? They are insensitive jerks, plain and simple. Drug addiction obviously affects millions, or America wouldn’t be the main consumer.

      1. John says:

        Good point. She was a crack head, not a crack ho. She wasn’t trading sexual favors to get her crack (unless you count her marriage to Bobby Brown as a sexual favor.) Unfortunately, like with Michael Jackson, people want to make the unpleasant facts go away now that she’s passed on.

      2. juztees says:

        True. These radio host’s are racist and just awful people. They should be off permentanltly

      3. Phil says:

        I agree with you, Jay, but I’d talents a stepmother. John and Ken have cultivated an audience of nitwits by pitching hard to the lowest possible common denominator. Their discourse is puerile and they work hard to coarsen the conversation, not lift it or address issues intelligently and lift up their audience’s discernment. They’re bad for MRI, LA and bpodcasting itself. They are quintessential “dumb-downers.” Stupid hos, if you will.

    2. Roberto Madurno says:

      These folks typically pass by the Amy winehouse’s and Demi Moore’s to showcase Latino’s and Blacks who are similarly situated thus providing a rear guard for white supremicist’s……..They should have been fired with prejudice!

      1. juztees says:

        True

      2. Another John says:

        lol, they were saying even less “sensitive” things about Demi Moore just a few days prior. Get a grip. This isn’t about race. Whitney Houston may not have been a crack ho but she was strung out junkie and that’s exactly what John and Ken were highlighting, that the response of those around her would be akin to “Great, here comes Whitney the junkie!” Their choice of words was inaccurate and juvenile but their sentiment was completely on the money.

      3. Giggity-goo says:

        Another John, you are right, it has nothing to do with race. Unfortunately John and Ken are the wrong race to make comments. Whites CANNOT make any comment about non whites without it being racist. Look above at Roberto’s comment. Absolutely NO evidence to back his claim but that’s okay, free speech. Just don’t let a white man have the same. For the record, she was a crack ho who cared more about her habit than her child. Good effin riddance. And that has ZERO to do with race.

    3. #Can'tfightangerwithanger says:

      It is really sad that people live in glass houses. I am shocked that something so insensitive and mean spirited can fluently escaped from another human being mouth! I am not here to judge nor wish any harm on another soul, however, I think all parties involved should be fired including the female who chimed in. It is good to know that God is in control and that our final verdict doesnt fall on the hands of these individuals. “I am so sure that all is well within their households and your families.” I am going to pray for all three of you. I am going to ask God to forgive you because its obvious that there isn’t a higher source in your lives. When a man calls a women a derrogatory name and another woman chimes in, it leads one to believe that dysfunction must be the driving force. People of intelligence and self respect should never conduct nor condone such behavior! WOW!

      1. Razzy B says:

        @Can’tfightangerwithanger You are absolutely correct!

    4. #Can'tfightangerwithanger says:

      stop it!

    5. Frogarth Hogarth says:

      She was a crack-ho!

  2. Marion says:

    wow, whitney a bag lady and crack ho and single older men, child molesters and perverts, etc.. I wonder what is hiding in these big mouths closets?? Used to be a fan, but enough is enough. Stong believing in your cause is “great” but “being strong by putting others down, purposely” is the weakest kind of strenght a person can have. Infact, weakest kind of strength is no strength at all.

  3. George says:

    Well, sad but true, they were right. Of course, NHMC doesn’t like free speech nor people speaking the truth about things.

    1. Jay says:

      Do you know what a ho is? Is Josh Hamilton an alcohol ho? Did they call Amy Winehouse a drug and alcohol ho? And why don’t you go read a con law book on free speech. I’m sick of people saying free speech who don’t have a clue what the law says.

      1. crispus attucks says:

        Unfortunately Jay, the Black community won’t stick up for her either as they saw her as a sellout for being to “white” and being a cross-over artist (whatever that is). Most of her decline was due to non-acceptance in the black community thus a change in her image and persona n(Bobby Brown years) and the following drug addiction. It is a shame what happened to a beautiful and extremely talented woman!! I hope you will demand the same treatment of the black radio show host in Memphis who completely went off on a black woman republican candidate by cussing on the air while in an interview with her and refused to shake her hand after the interview (which she left because of the rudeness of the radio host) and stated, “I am afraid your whiteness will rub off on me”. Don’t be a HYPOCRITE JAY, do the right thing and demand he get fired too!!! Or is it his right to free speech?!?

      2. Jeezus says:

        Jay you’re a truth and justice ho for sure.

      3. Giggity-goo says:

        Crispus, that story didn’t even make national news. Shocker huh? I have no doubt Jay ond others like him will not denounce it. Doesn’t fit the agenda.

  4. 1feduplady says:

    Yes, LA residents deserve better — they deserve a city that is filled with legal citizens, a city that has no unlicensed, uninsured drivers causing death, a city where healthcare can be affordable to the working Americans and not to illegals who only come here for the benefits and not to work and assimilate into the American culture.

    1. Babby says:

      Hey Fed Up – Leave!

      1. Giggity-goo says:

        Babby, why should an American have to leave LA? Shouldn’t the illegals be the ones leaving? Oh wait, you enjoy them trying to turn our city into a third world ghetto? Press one for English.

    2. Jesus Vargas says:

      I agree with you 100%. Get the illegals out of here, all they do is destroy neighborhoods with their trash and stolen shopping carts. And don’t get me started on the crime they bring….

    3. lala says:

      yeah, because there are no “white” unlicensed and uninsured drivers causing deaths. give me a break.

  5. The Mad Man says:

    These guys didn’t say anything that the rest of us know already. She had a voice but her career was over with. Sorry the truth hurts.

  6. Me says:

    These guys would sell their grandmother if it boosted their ratings enough! They thrive on controversy. That is how they make their living. They are loyal to no one, just their pocketbooks!

    1. Wow... says:

      That sums it up!

  7. David says:

    Right wing, self righteous, arrogant. I’m sure FOX will be calling any day now with a job offer.

    1. Sheryl says:

      Is that your best insult David – that FOX (a network that literally has 4 times the viewing audience of CNN) will be offering them work….wooo scary!!

  8. Tom says:

    Even bad publicity is good for these losers. It’s easy to call out someone when they are dead. Lowlifes hoping someone will make fun of them when they die.

  9. j.d. says:

    About the Jon and Ken issue:
    If you realize that the show is for entertainment and ratings ONLY and not getting a balanced viewpoint you WOULD NOT be concerned about what is said! Remember all you need to do is SWITCH stations by pushing a button!
    Wake up and SMELL the Coffee! -start thinking for yourself and make positive decisions!

  10. Willian B. says:

    Apparently, the truth hurts.
    These guys are great DJs, , , and only spoke their opinion.

    1. HMP/RIKKI says:

      So you like the truth….it is awesome….but frequently unpleasant. I dont listen to the radio (my dog doesnt like the competition).But; if these guys had said their ‘ truths’ while she were alive and could defend or respond;.I would give a nod for their candor and balls…..if they had not….. no balls or honor have they.

      1. Giggity-goo says:

        To be fair, whitney was all but completely forgotten while she was alive. She was a has been with her last hit decades ago. Why would they discuss her?

  11. wobbles says:

    Good censorship CBS. Notice how every comment made by people decying the total lack of respect for free speach–that offends some liberal minded folks–gets wiped off their site too. Good job being socialist fascists using your bully pulpit to shape what news people see so you can shape the way they think. And don’t forget to tall people we have always been at war with Eurasia while you are at it. Papa Orwell would be proud. And you manage this manipulation of facts and thoughts less than 30 years after he predicted. Well, he couldn’t get all of it right, but he sure did get what you do right, didn’t he?

    1. Manup says:

      Love your comment! Leave it the Liberals to want to take away everyone’s right to freedom of speech. If they don’t like John and Ken, then change the channel.

      Bunch of crybabies!

  12. The Big Logic says:

    Makes no difference, it’s one less, and that’s what counts.

    1. HMP/RIKKI says:

      2 less…….if only for a week………and thats what counts

  13. iamhe says:

    these two hate mongering dogs should have been banned from the public airwaves a long time ago…

    1. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

      Really…really…really…just because they are ignorant and you disagree with them…your name soinds like a japanese F up.

  14. How dare them says:

    Oh no, they encouraged their listeners (people who choose to listen of their own free will) to call and complain about giving away state resources to non-contributors. What could they have been thinking? Maybe we should just build free colleges in Mexico and raise tuition here to pay for it, same idea right. Why should we as taxpayers pay for college educations for people who can’t even work in our state legally, why? Clearly if it is illegal for them to work here we will never recoup our resources, or benefit from our investment in their education. Until we stop rewarding illegal immigration we can count on it not improving.

    Since when is telling the truth a punishable offense? She was in fact a crack head, no question about it, a well docmented crack head even. If you don’t want your legacy to be “Crack Ho, Crack Head, Crack whatever…” maybe you should put the pipe down. There is no such thing as a small crack habit, just saying!

    1. White Female Minority says:

      Here, here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could not have said it better myself. Everyone is shouting out racism by 2 “WHITE” men. It is okay for people of color to call us honky, whitey, cracker, gringa, etc. Isn’t that racism in the truist form? I say lets have a white million man march on the Capitol. Oh we can’t, that would be racist, even though it is obvious that whites are the minority now. Maybe we need to start crying to the government and they can give us all the freebees too. Anyone who has a problem with people talking the truth can go back to where they came from. Lastly, I grew up in LA, left 30 yrs. ago and wildhorses couldn’t drag me back even for a visit.
      Food for thought. The last time I checked the legal drinking age in California is 21. Did it change to 18 recently? The night before Houston died she was doing tequilla shots with her 18yr old daughter in a nightclub. I guess we can now call her Crack Mom.

  15. Jeezus says:

    you just went ahead and laughed at your own joke.

  16. Jeezus says:

    ya this almost just makes me want to listen to these two on the radio

    1. HMP/RIKKI says:

      as entertainment for sub humans……certainly……..these 2 stir things up and a bunch of idiots respond …….and myself and other idiots respond to the 1st group of idiots……..no $ in pleasant exchanges…….so we get down and dirty and vent and everyone is left a little less humane

  17. Bill says:

    Whether they were right or wrong, in today’s USA comments against any minority result in an attack on the one making the comments. The only ones who can be freely criticized are white males.

  18. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

    And your a moron so i guess the jokes on us?

  19. GORT2012 says:

    John….you’re a Coward, this time !!! You said it…. don’t “Apologize” now, Tuff Guy !

  20. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

    Grow…..how bout Get a life!!!

  21. SE says:

    @ John and Ken FYI….you two should not belong on our airwaves in LOS ANGELES…If i had my way i would send your@#%& to Mississippi some where in the woods…We dont need your racist views here in LA…and as a LA Native…Im embarrassed…I think a vacation away from the station isnt good enough you two need to be permanently silenced on air…that would be poetic justice

    1. GROWAPAIR \\// says:

      everyone that is black and latino needs to call kfi and give them hell. bane all there affiliates.

      1. Giggity-goo says:

        Who are you two to think what you believe matters? Does your beat up Pinto am radio have a dial? Change the station. I know, weird that no one taught you that. Listen to Piolin or Big Boy, but leave others alone. And SE, you should be embarrassed. Not due to John and Ken, just in general. When you use the word “our”, that means everyone. You don’t speak for me.

      2. Fran says:

        Actually, the black population in California is only 6%, half the national average. In Mississippi, it is 25%. Who are the bigots?

  22. SE says:

    @ John and Ken FYI….you two should not belong on our airwaves in LOS ANGELES…If i had my way i would send your@#%& to Mississippi some where in the woods…We dont need your racist views here in LA…and as a LA Native…Im embarrassed…I think a vacation away from the station isnt good enough you two need to be permanently silenced on air…that would be poetic justice

    1. Steve says:

      way to defend free speech, maybe you should be exiled for your comment…

      NO you should not, and neither should they, if you don’t like something turn it off, if it is not popular enough to make money for the station, it will go away, and be replaced.

      If it is popular, then you can be relieved that you turned the station and can not hear it…

  23. Miss Floyd says:

    You are the lowest of the low and you can be lower than dirt when you do a personal attack on someone who is passed away. Am sure everyone know why. If I must answer, I shall. Because they are gone and can not defend themselves. Your opinion and speculation must remain to yourself and let the authorities do their jobs. If these two hosts were suspended, what of Ms. Nancy Grace? Should she be the next one to be suspended?

    1. John says:

      How does the fact that she has died make her behavior in life any more acceptable or discussing it somehow a taboo? That’s superstitious nonsense. Were the comments made inflammatory? Yes. They were also targeted at a specific audience that would mostly agree with them and were intended for ratings shock value. People seem to forget that freedom goes both ways. If someone wants to listen they can. If they don’t agree, they are free to argue or change the dial.

  24. Jason says:

    these guys are Fox News, except on the radio … ultra right-wing … they think Obama is a Muslim … they’re Glenn Beck wanna bee’s … racist/bigot subtext for years on end here in LA … tax evaders love them … just a couple of twits

    1. Larry Wheaton says:

      Obviously you do not listen to the show very often. They bash every politician that does stupid stuff regardless of party. To me they lean towards libertarians with a bit of Canadien style socialism. Yes, they are anti-illegal immigrant which in SoCal is 99.9% hispanic, hence the activists remarks in this article. They went too far in what they said, they should have just said she used crack and had a drinking problem. A lot of people were surprised she lasted this long with her problems. And I too believe the press and the music industry tends to glorify her and her accomplishments without stressing all of the negative things she was into. The truth is what it is. How you put it is what got these two in trouble.

  25. Plato says:

    Goes to prove any jack ass can have a radio show, and they ususally do.

  26. judy rice says:

    I believe I have just heard about two ignorant radio hos!

  27. brookln231 says:

    guess you can’t have an opinion any more in america. everyday theres someone having to apoligize for their opinions, and this one isn’t even that controversial.

  28. Legally American says:

    If they are being suspended for “making insensitive and inappropriate comments about the late Whitney Houston”. Then why is Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition making this statement? “A temporary suspension is not enough. How many times do John and Ken get to spew their hate, apologize and then do it again after taking off a long weekend? KFI must permanently remove John and Ken from the air. Los Angeles deserves better.” Funny, Whitney Houston doesn’t look Mexican to me…I don’t hear the NAACP making any statements…You would think they would even have issues with Tim Conway Jr.’s “What the Hell did Jesse Jackson say?” But no, they didn’t say anything. Once again, it’s the Mexicans incessantly pushing the Reconquista rhetoric. Yes yes, we know…You all were here first, even though the United States made a fair and legal purchase of your so called Aztlan. You all can learn about the Mexican Cession, Texas Annexation, & Gadsden Purchase. And how “The United States also paid $15,000,000 ($298,310,309 in 2005 dollars) for the land, and agreed to assume $3.25 million in debts to US citizens”, since many of you are receiving a free collage educating now, thanks to those greedy, racist, corrupt Americans huh? Don’t worry, I expect you all to be about as appreciative as you all respect our borders and laws, which is laughable at best. I was born into this great country, but my parents LEGALLY immigrated here in the 70’s. Mexican people should try the same, American’s might tolerate Mexican people more if you guys finally start following the laws of the land. Quick questions for all the Mexicans before I leave. If you all want to come to America to “better” your lives, then why are you all so against becoming American? And if you all love the Mexican flag more than the American flag, then why don’t you guys just go back to Mexico, instead of making yourself and especially US miserable?

    1. Giggity-goo says:

      I would add to your comment but there’s not a thing left to say. Perfect.

  29. Roger says:

    Go John and Ken! And, BTW, to Hell with these left wing idiots!

  30. garfnon says:

    True. Crakhead – NOT crack ho

    r.i.p.

  31. Don says:

    If you don’t like what they say, turn the dial and listen to something else.

  32. Steve says:

    And the staunch defenders of the first amendment are commenting again on the dangers of limiting speech…

    oh wait, that’s only if someone wants to bash white christian males….

    sorry my mistake

  33. OMG says:

    These two idiots are nothing but cowards. They`ll say anything hatefull behind that mic but in public around people of color, they are super nice. I stopped listening to that station and watching channel 5 news simply because they are on. These guys only perpetuate hate and appeal to those who are sick racists and bigots anyway. It`s about time Clear Channel had the balls to step up.

    1. Giggity-goo says:

      Are people of color the same thing as colored people? I have to know so I don’t offend anyone. I need my job.

  34. Sally Ann says:

    Station Management are weak and Jocks are total Nancy’s for appologizing.

  35. e leon says:

    this two should be off the air forever!!!

  36. geeM says:

    It’s free speech. but out of common courtesy for the dead and grieving, you don’t say things like that.
    Rush Not-so-slim-gut is known to spew too.

  37. London says:

    These two should be fired for thier choice of poor remarks during a greiving time for fan and family.

    They should stay at home forever with thier inaccurate so- called jokes.

  38. Whophantom says:

    “A temporary suspension is not enough,” Alex Nogales, president and CEO of NHMC, said in a statement. “How many times do John and Ken get to spew their hate, apologize and then do it again after taking off a long weekend? KFI must permanently remove John and Ken from the air. Los Angeles deserves better.”

    Leave them off the air! The State is better without them. We have enough Whackos to worry about these carpetbagger idiots.

  39. Luis M. says:

    For all you minority haters…

    Many readers of The Times were, therefore, surprised to learn, from an excellent article published last weekend, that the regions of America most hooked on Mr. Santorum’s narcotic — the regions in which government programs account for the largest share of personal income — are precisely the regions electing those severe conservatives. Wasn’t Red America supposed to be the land of traditional values, where people don’t eat Thai food and don’t rely on handouts?

    The article made its case with maps showing the distribution of dependency, but you get the same story from a more formal comparison. Aaron Carroll of Indiana University tells us that in 2010, residents of the 10 states Gallup ranks as “most conservative” received 21.2 percent of their income in government transfers, while the number for the 10 most liberal states was only 17.1 percent.

  40. MD says:

    If it walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, then it must be a duck. . . . What these guys said shouldn’t be condemned. It is what it is. . . . . and these guys should be protected by the 1st amendment. The fact that they’ve been suspended is ludicrous.

    1. MICHELE says:

      YOU HAVE HIT IT RIGHT ON THE HEAD ….SHE WAS WHAT SHE MADE HERSELF…WITH ALL THE TALENT SHE HAD , SHE COULD HAVE AND SHOULD HAVE TREATED HERSELF BETTER…IF FOR NO ONE ELSE BUT HER DAUGHTER. WHAT A WASTE OF A LIFE…NO MATTER WHAT THE RACE, RELIGION, OR AMOUNT OF MONEY SHE MADE…THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH …LIKE IT OR NOT…SHE UNCLASSED HERSELF AND NO ONE ELSE…..I SAW HER IN PERSON YEARS AGO AT THE POND IN ANAHEIM AND SHE WAS WASTED ON STAGE. I THEN SAW HER IN VEGAS AT THE ICE CREAM PLACE AT THE BILLAGIO AND NOTHING HAD CHANGED..SHE WAS STILL WASTED…NO MATTER THE RACE, A DRUG USER IS A DRUG USER. HER MOTHER AND HER DAUGHTER WILL PAY THE PRICE OF HER DRUG USE WITH THE LOSS OF WHITNEY. EVEN BOBBY BROWN WILL AS WELL. SHE WENT FROM A CLASS ACT TO GARBAGE BY HER OWN HAND. BRING BACK THE DJ’S AND FREEDMOM OF SPEACH .

  41. Luis M. says:

    Do we really expect racists (the GOP base) to recognize and denounce racism by others?

    1. John says:

      No more than we expect the left (Pelosi-style liberals) to accept than any viewpoint other than their own is acceptable or logical. The “base” in both parties are extremists. The rest of us in the middle would rather take a little from column A, a little from column B, and then make something in the middle that actually makes sense. Whitney’s race had nothing to do with her addiction to drugs and alcohol. Most people can accept that fact without playing some glorified blame game.

  42. Rocky says:

    John and Ken are shock jocks, true. Some of the comments over the tragedy of the famous singer were not at all anything I enjoyed. However, this noisy pair deserves a great deal of credit for helping expose the antics of bloodsucking officials and grossly overpaid and over-pensioned public employees. For instance, John and Ken spent a lot of time entertaining me wonderfully well with the much-deserved raking the Bell (CA) miscreants over the coals.

    It seems to me that most middle-class folks are angry and disgusted by being squeezed by increasingly-burdensome taxes, fines, fees, etc., which seem designed to fund fat salaries and huge pension plans for the lazy, the undeserving and the just-plain greedy. John and Ken have been fearless in speaking out on this disturbing issue, and I suspect some powerful union and government bureaucracy types have been salivating for the chance to muzzle them.

    Further, John and Ken showed a lot of courage in speaking out over the horror in Fullerton (CA) involving the deadly beating of the homeless man by members of a plainly out-of-control police force. Without Jon and Ken, along with the victim’s father, the whole matter might easily have been swept under the rug, which of course would have made some powerful Fullerton people very happy.

    John and Ken have never been afraid to flip over a rock and put the spotlight on the ugly critters crawling around in the slime underneath. That gets them enemies, naturally.

    In no way are John and Ken knee-jerk, dogmatic right-wing types. They can be offensive, but they have shown a far greater concern for American society than most of the doctrinaire political talk-show “liberal” or “conservative” types, who usually seem more concerned with following party lines than with getting at the truth.

    This un-called for suspension is a violation of free-speech principles and an insult to millions of talk-show listeners.

  43. David says:

    OMG! When will the stupidy cease? Really? Just because she is a black pop star doesn’t mean people cannot talk trash about her. If she was white, I doubt anyone bat an eye. What about Amy Winehouse? Did they trash talk her?
    Note to minority watch groups. If you are going to stand up for injustices, stand up for everybody. Including white people.

  44. April says:

    I think it is really sad when adults find it necessary to speak so ill of a dead person. Your minds are sick. Do you have children? This is why America will always have a blemish on it. Racism is very ugly. Freedom of speech is really taken too far. What did they really get from calling Whitney a derogatory name? It was not a mystery that she was on drugs, she admitted that. So why now is it necessary to act as though you are providing late breaking information about her. I just don’t understand why people feel good about being cruel. People should stop saying black or white, it was very heartless and disrespectful no matter what color…. When the day of judgement comes it’s gonna be pretty scary for many people, and your color will not matter.

    1. John says:

      Because calling attention to what happened to a very talented person serves as a cautionary tale to keep others from taking her path. Alive or dead, that is the purpose discussing her problems serves. It’s not about color. It never was. But if a joke or two to call attention to the problem keeps someone else’s daughter, or mother, or anyone from taking that path, even if it’s just to avoid public mockery, they it was a good thing.

  45. js says:

    Oh sure, it’s about what they did being “wrong” and nothing at all to do with just plain not liking them, oh noooooo!

  46. MARY SMITH says:

    THE TRUTH IS SAD BUT TRUE- CRACK HEAD FER SURE- TOO MANY TURNED THEIR HEADS TO COLLECT THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR FROM HER………KARMA WILL COME AROUND FER SURE TO THEM!

  47. Hardmoney says:

    Hey Whitney, hand me the crack pipe.

  48. Pysco Active says:

    She sold me two rocks and a pipe for $20.00

  49. Everyday Guy says:

    Threw her life away. CRACK HO!!!!! YES YOU ARE DUMB BEEEEEE—–YOTCH!

  50. Step away from the Emotions says:

    I don’t think their comments were racist but I do agree that they didn’t call Amy Winehouse, seen on video doing crack, a crack-HO. As Jay stated, never was it implied or reported that she traded sexual favors for crack. Sex with your husband doesn’t qualify you as a ho, even if he’s giving you crack. There are enough negative things that we know to be true about her without adding in lies. As odd as it sounds, and it’s not about YOUR feelings but about the family, it’s sometimes easier to accept that your family member is a drug addict because it’s a constant battle. She was in rehab last June. It’s like all the other stars who do drugs. But to say she prostituted for her drugs sets her apart in an even more negative way. It shouldn’t matter but to some it does.

    That said, I do not think they should have been suspended. They said some very mean things but outside of the “ho” comment, the statements were their opinions on some very true facts. So few arguments that I read or hear in this nation are logical. It’s no surprise we are 24th among developed nations in education. We’re stupid! Not wanting illegal aliens here doesn’t make you racist! Other countries don’t allow Americans to come over there, vote, make money, go to school for free, etc. A person who’s spent time in prison has paid their debt to society cannot vote but someone who is currently breaking the law by being here CAN vote? I am not racist for thinking that is wrong. I am working to pay back my student loan debt that I acquired because my parents couldn’t afford to pay the full cost of my degree, but I’m suppose to support a free education for someone else’s kids? And that applies to not only illegal aliens but anyone else taking advantage of the system.

    Anybody who comes with the “poor me, I’m white and life is so unfair to me” or “poor me, I’m black and people are mean to me” or “poor me, I’m Mexican and I have it so hard” are the weakest links that deserve nothing good in life. My hope is that natural selection eliminates you quickly. There is racism, of course, but everyone I know who has worked really hard and pushed through adversity is successful. I’m sure Asians experience racism, too, but you never hear their whiney cries because they are too busy EDUCATING their CHILDREN and taking over the world! While we moan because life isn’t perfect, other nations are vaulting ahead of us by investing in future generations. News flash, you’re in America! Even though you don’t want to, you HAVE to deal with people of different races! And everyone is welcome to their opinion, no matter how ugly. It’s tough to hear stereotypes about your race, some true and some not true, but my parents taught me that racism is the other person’s problem, not yours – if you’re handling your business. As a second generation engineer (with a lot of student loans because nothing was free for me), I can smirk when people say derogatory things about my race. I probably know way more people in my race than the person speaking and EVERY one of my same race friends is educated and professional. We are also fiercely loyal Americans who believe in the legal system. It’s not about liking a particular group of people, it’s about the law. If you are ILLEGAL, you are breaking the law. Work on getting that status changed and welcome to the country. Yes, people will hate you because you’re Mexican. Insignificant. Right now, people have a right to not want to give you and your families anything because you are not citizens. It’s not racist, it’s the law.

    I ramble on way too long.

  51. Matt says:

    Comparing Whitney to a bag woman is like comparing apples and oranges. Just because some women are smart enough to stay out of the high rent trap is no cause to insult them for moving their worldly possessions in shopping bags or shopping carts.You insanity is proof in that you pay rent higher than $500/month.

  52. aunt suzy says:

    crispus attucks! I don”t know what black community your talking about.We love and have always loved Whitney,Regardless of her faults.WE all have ours only hers were more public. May she rest in peace.

  53. Bob says:

    They tell it like it is, we are all thinking it, they just beat us to the punch. Good for them, and hurry back to the air

  54. frank says:

    Whitney was a crack HO…WAS..Yea…Unless she’s still doing it.

  55. OMG says:

    All these ignorant rants and raves, stuffed with hate and still, nothing got solved.

  56. Ossie says:

    Those who covet other peoples’ situations will never be happy. When I listened to those two playing and replaying snippets of tape and making fun with them, I justly decided there were other, more interesting radio stations to which to tune. Coast to Coast is the only show that keeps that station afloat.

  57. T. South says:

    IMHO these radio hosts are haters, period. as far as I can tell, they have made a name for themselves by being critical and mean, period. Now, granted I have not listened to them , myself other than seeing a short clip here & there on tv about them from time to time. But each time, I see them or they are being discussed (like here, now) it’s always SOMETHING negative. So their whole schtick is about hating. They have a LOT of fans– so I assume they are not alone, in the way they promote ignorant hatred.

  58. moto says:

    So they get paid to speak thier mind

    they speak

    they get punished

    I say they are being racially discriminated against

  59. Justin says:

    I need a law firm that will take on L.A. City Council if they pass this measure. The 1st Amendment protects free speech. If people want to listen to John and Ken then that is their business. If Howard Stern wants to say what he says fine. If another person has something else to say then great but once you stop free speech you are moving to a Socialist society and pretty soon we might have tanks trying to run us down like in China. So think about what you are doing and who all it will affect. The movies on the air waves, comedy at it’s best, News shows ect. Just saying get ready to spend some money on a law suite and waste the peoples hard earned money on your stupidity you guys are good at doing that anyway.

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