LOS ANGELES (CBS) â KFI-AM radio’s popular afternoon talk show hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou – “John and Ken” – were suspended Thursday for comments made on their radio show in the wake of the death of Whitney Houston.
The suspension is effective immediately, according to a statement from KFI that did not include the specific comments that led to the disciplinary action.READ MORE: $150,000 Reward Offered For Information In Murder Of El Sereno Business Owner Reza Mousavi
According to the New York Daily News, John called Houston a “crack ho.”
“âIt’s like, âAh Jesus . . . here comes the crack ho again, whatâs she gonna do? Ah, look at that â she’s doin’ handstands next to the pool. Very good, crack ho . . . ‘ After a while, everybodyâs exhausted. And then you find out sheâs dead. Itâs like, âReally? Took this long?â â the paper reports.
The duo will be back on the air Feb. 27.READ MORE: Legendary Dodgers Broadcaster Jaime Jarrín To Retire After 2022 Season
“John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou have been suspended for making insensitive and inappropriate comments about the late Whitney Houston,” station officials said in the statement. “Management does not condone, support or tolerate statements of this kind.”
In the same statement, Kobylt admitted the duo erred.
“We made a mistake, and we accept the station’s decision,” he was quoted as saying. “We used language that was inappropriate, and we sincerely apologize to our listeners and to the family of Ms. Houston.”
Houston died Saturday in Beverly Hills. Officials are waiting for toxicology reports to be completed to determine a cause of death.MORE NEWS: Pasadena Implements COVID Vaccine Mandate For Bars, Large Outdoor Events
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