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HOT 97's Miss Jones &
Tsunami Victims

For the last week, HOT 97's Miss Jones & the Morning Show has been running a culturally insensitive and degrading skit for the last week called the Tsunami Song that ridicules the victims of the Tsunami as "ch*nks" whose children will now be sold into child slavery.

Below is an excerpt from the skit:


There was a time when the sun was shining bright
So I went down to the beach to catch me a tan
Then the next thing I knew, a wave twenty feet high
Came and washed your country away

And all at once you could hear the screaming ch*nks
And no one was safe from the wave
There were Africans drowning, little Chinamen swept away You could hear God
laughing, "Swim, you b*tches, 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 your children will be sold to child slavery (2X)

In an attempt to minimize public outcry and escape unscathed, HOT 97 has already disabled the link to the Tsunami Song. However, below is a link to the mp3 for you to listen for yourself:

Although HOT 97 has recently issued a formal apology, it does not reflect the atrocious nature of their act:

January 21, 2005

HOT 97 regrets the airing of material that made light of a serious and tragic event. We apologize to our listeners and anyone who was offended.

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.

As an additional sign of HOT 97's commitment to the cause, Miss Jones in the Morning, along with her entire staff, have agreed to contribute one week's pay to Tsunami Relief efforts.

If you wish to make a further comment, you can send an e-mail to the program director or you can write to:

395 Hudson Street 7th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10014


CONTACT HOT 97 NOW! Demand that Miss Jones and all others involved in the
creation of the Tsunami Song be fired. Let them know that racial epithets
and mockery of a tragedy will not be tolerated.

HOT 97
395 Hudson St. 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 229-9797


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