Bubba The Love Sponge Claims Racist Rant Doctored
August 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM (PT)
It appears that someone is trying to "PAULA DEEN" longtime TAMPA air personality and current COX RADIO Rock WHPT morning host BUBBA "THE LOVE SPONGE" CLEM, as an audio clip appeared on YOUTUBE last SATURDAY that featured CLEM using the "N word" during a profane rant of a VERMONT TEDDY BEARS spot, TAMPABAY.COM reports. During the spot, he pitches a "jungle fever bear" for woman who have has sex with "n------," then uses the offending word again who engage in rough sex "KUNTA KINTE style."
Since its posting, CLEM has been vilified as a racist on TWITTER and FACEBOOK. BUBBA has countered by asserting that he never said the words as they appear in the audio, claiming that the clip has been doctored and pointing out spots he believed were edited together "to make him look racist."
"I'm not a racist, period," CLEM stated. "I never said the word in that manner, ever." Yet he admitted, "Did I say (the n-word) at some point? I probably did. But have I said it in a derogatory way, directed at a black man? No. I don't see how I can be labeled a racist for something that was highly edited."
THOMAS CURRY, whose YOUTUBE account posted the audio, did not return the paper's calls to verify the audio's veracity. COX RADIO wouldn't comment on the matter yet, either.