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After Call Centers, it’s Tsunami Victims

Victims of the Boxing Day Tsunami are the target of the latest “humour” from American radio. Even as Star and Buc haven’t yet begun to fade from our minds, Hot97 has come out with a “Tsunami Parody Song”

Part of it goes thus:

“..All at once you could hear the screaming chinks
and no one was safe from the wave
there were africans drowning, little chinamen swept away
you could hear god laughing, “swim you bitches swim”
So now you’re screwed, it’s the Tsunami
you better run or kiss your ass away, go find your mommy
I just saw her float by, a tree went through her head
and now the children will be sold to child slavery…”

And this is the station’s response to the protests – a shocking insult that seeks to pacify by making a “contribution” to the tsunami relief efforts!

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON AIRING OF TSUNAMI PARODY SONG

HOT97 regrets the airing of material that made light of a serious and tragic event. We apologize to our listeners and anyone who was offended.

Both HOT97’s program director and Miss Jones issued on-air apologies on Monday stating that the material was offensive and should not have been aired.

HOT97 takes pride in its community involvement and in the last few weeks has joined with broadcasters nationwide to raise money for victims of the Tsunami. Our relief effort will result in a substantial cash donation.

Here is a petition of protest.

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