Don Imus and the Rutgers Women's Basketball Team
When: April 2007
Network: Don Imus
Anchor: MSNBC radio
Watch it here: Imus calls Rutgers girls "nappy-headed hoes"
Remember when popular syndicated radio host Don Imus characterized members of the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hoes"? Of course you do. Imus's "colorful" description came right after the show's executive producer Bernard McGuirk called the girls—mostly black and some tattooed—"hard-core hoes." After much deliberation and protest from listeners and company higher-ups, the network fired Imus. Hard-core hosed.