In Minneapolis, a couple of radio cock jocks decided to talk about HIV/AIDS... here’s what happened.
“Magic with his ”faked AIDS“”," Langdon Perry said. The victim of his own bad joke, apparently, because Magic responded with a statement:
“I am extremely disappointed in KTLK in Minneapolis. I am outraged that Chris Baker and Langdon Perry would minimize such a serious and deadly issue. Millions are dying from HIV/AIDS and the fact that they would make jokes about my status is unbelievable,” Johnson said. “Chris, Langdon and KTLK should use their power in a more positive light by encouraging people to get tested for this disease instead of making up such ridiculous lies.”
At my poker night, someone made a joke about Magic Johnson, calling him “Black Magic Johnson”, not in reference to his skin color, of course, but in reference to the public’s perceived notion that he is cured because he looks healthy/chubby/happy.
I laughed, guilty as charged. I still think my poker buddies would do better in radio than those guys.
Black Magic Decker