December 22, 2010
HOT 97 DJ Suspended After On-Air Haiti HIV Joke
DJ Cipha Sounds got suspended indefinitely after making an on-air comment that he is HIV negative because he does not “mess with Haitian girls,” the New York Daily News reports. The controversial remarks sparked outrage from the Haitian community. Activists and government officials protested outside the radio station’s Manhattan headquarters and demanded the DJ’s resignation. The radio station released a statement that Cipha will undergo sensitivity training focused on the Haitian community and its HIV epidemic and that HOT 97 will work with the local community to increase HIV awareness.
To read the Post article, click here.
To read a POZ staff blog on the controversy, click here.
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