AP reported that Los Angeles radio station KFI suspended talkers John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, the hosts of the "John and Ken Show," for "making insensitive and inappropriate comments about the late Whitney Houston," it said in a statement Thursday. They repeatedly called her a "crack ho." They apologized, but some lefties want to take this opportunity to get them completely removed from the radio.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition said John and Ken "promote hate speech and appealed to listeners to call and harass an advocate for immigrant rights about state legislation to give financial aid to illegal immigrant college students."
"A temporary suspension is not enough," Alex Nogales, president and CEO of NHMC, said in a statement. "How many times do John and Ken get to spew their hate, apologize and then do it again after taking off a long weekend? KFI must permanently remove John and Ken from the air. Los Angeles deserves better."
The "Take John and Ken Off the Air" page at Change.org has about 1600 signatures at posting time. They've been previously tagged as "hate speech" hosts by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.