Saturday, May 13, 2006

Hot or Not? Not.


NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York hip-hop disc jockey was arrested on Friday for endangering the welfare of a child, two days after he was fired for racist and sexually threatening comments about a rival's
wife and 4-year-old daughter.

The remarks were made in several broadcasts since May 3. Torain used racial slurs about Gia Casey, the part-Asian wife of a disc jockey at another radio station, Raashaun Casey, known as DJ Envy, who
works for Hot 97.

He also offered listeners $500 for information on the whereabouts of the couple's child and implied he wanted to sexually abuse and urinate on the child.

Brafman said Torain had apologized for the comments but said they were the culmination of a long-running verbal battle that had "spiralled out of control."

"For days prior to the statements attributed to DJ Star, DJs at Hot 97 were threatening him, taunting him and making offensive remarks about members of his family, even going so far as calling his mother a
prostitute," Brafman told Reuters.

I'm reminded, upon reading Brafman's remarks, of the seminal Patrick Swayze flick, Roadhouse.

In the film, Swayze's character (Dalton) lectures the employees of the titular establishment on how to treat troublesome customers:

Dalton: If somebody gets in your face and calls you a cocksucker, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you, and you'll both be nice. I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal.

Steve: Being called a cocksucker isn't personal?

Dalton: No. It's two nouns combined to elicit a prescribed response.

Steve: What if somebody callas my mama a whore?

Dalton: Is she?

One thing's for sure - this sort of behavior continues to give the Winston McCuen's of the world more ammunition.


At 8:42 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

You just wanted an excuse to quote from Roadhouse.

My life motto, "Take the biggest guy in the world, shatter his knee and he'll drop like a stone."

At 1:26 PM, Blogger codemorse said...


"Pain don't hurt."


"A Polar Bear fell on me."

At 3:32 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

I wish I could wrap my mind around PDH. Cause it does. And as a rule I try to avoid polar bears, stuffed or otherwise


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