WIP/Philadelphia's Josh Innes Suspended For Racial Comments
January 20, 2016 at 10:58 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports WIP/PHILADELPHIA afternoon host JOSH INNES has been suspended for three days for his use of a racial epithet based on a MALCOLM X quote to describe PHILADELPHIA EAGLES center JASON KELCE on the air WEDNESDAY (NET NEWS 1/19), reports PHILLY.COM. The station issued a statement saying, "Comments made by JOSH INNES during his WIP program yesterday in regards to EAGLES center JASON KELCE were inappropriate and unacceptable. We do not condone or approve of those comments.”
INNES, who will return to the air MONDAY, called KELCE, who is white, by an archaic racial epithet used by MALCOLM X to describe slaves who pandered to plantation owners. The comments immediately caused a firestorm on the Internet and social media and prompted an on-air apology from INNES.