Radio hosts Kreyz Oshiro, prime proper, and Vic Harris, backside proper, have been axed from their jobs after mocking singer Paula Fuga, major photograph, about being homeless and hungry as a baby
Two radio present stars have been axed from their jjobs after taunting a visitor about being homeless and ravenous as a baby. Kreyz Oshiro and Vic Harris have each been axed from KDNN radio in Honolulu, Hawaii after mocking singer Paula Fuga throughout a expertise present fundraiser for a meals financial institution.
Opening up about her private expertise, Fuga stated: ‘Once I was a bit child, I was homeless on the seaside, so I benefited from issues like this, from individuals giving. I’ve eaten from a trash can once I was a bit woman — I’ve been hungry earlier than.’
One of many two hosts then wise-cracked and requested if Fuga ate ‘proper out of the trash can, or do you set it on a plate first.’ An emotional Fuga answered earnestly, saying she had eaten meals from rubbish cans whereas standing on a darkish avenue, and including: ‘I might cry interested by it.’
Clearly upset, she requested her hosts in the event that they ‘needed a visible,’ then requested if they’d a field of tissues.
However that request was met with one other jibe, with one of many DJs answering: ‘No, however we’ve acquired a trash can proper over there by the bar.’
‘What, simply in case she’s hungry?’ His sidekick added. Fuga, who was clearly shaken by their attiude, answered: ‘I don’t eat from a trash can anymore.’
Social media outrage ensued, in accordance with The Desk, with station bosses firing Oshiro and Harris shortly after.
A spokesman for KDNN proprietor iHeart Radio stated: ‘The on-air feedback made by (Harris and Oshiro) this previous Friday had been extremely insensitive and don’t symbolize the values of Island 98.5 FM or iHeart Radio Honolulu and our dedication to the communities we serve.
‘We need to sincerely apologize to Paula Fuga and to any others who had been offended. Please know that the state of affairs has been addressed internally’
Each DJs have since taken to the web to put up their very own groveling apologies to Fuga.
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