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Don Imus' 'Nappy Headed Hoes' Rant

Date: 4/4/2007
Quote
: "Those are some nappy-headed hoes." 
Who said it: Don Imus

One of the original "shock jocks", Don Imus was never afraid to step over the line during his time with CBS, but it was his remarks about the Rutgers women's basketball team in 2007 that were finally the last straw for the network. Imus' comments were not only racially controversial but also completely disrespectful to a hard-working group of young, college athletes, and gained a heap of bad press for CBS. Despite apologizing for the comments, and serving out a two-week suspension, these outside pressures eventually forced CBS' hand in relieving Imus of his duties. The divorce was messy, but it's hard to argue that it wasn't also necessary.

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