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Haitian Community Asks Hot 97 To Fire DJ Cipha Sounds For Haitian 'HIV' Remark

 

Hot 97 DJ Cipha Sounds apologizes for saying that he avoids HIV by not hooking up with Haitian women

Hot 97 morning personalities Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg may be known for their offensive humor, but looks like one joke may cost Cipha Sounds his job.

In an off collar joke last Friday (December 17), Cipha Sounds (who is of Puerto Rican decent) made the remark that he had not contracted the HIV virus due to “not dating Haitian women”.

“The reason I’m HIV negative is cause I don’t mess with Haitian girls.”

Outraged, the Haitian community struck back with phone calls, Tweets and Facebook posts slamming the DJ for his brazen and insensitive comment, which led to the DJ immediately apologizing for the remark.

“I made a stupid, tasteless joke that was a one-liner that was taken totally the wrong way,” Cipha said in an on-air apology. “I want to say sincerely that I apologize. I do nothing but rep for the Haitian people, but I said something stupid that I’m embarrassed about.”

Although Cipha Sounds apologized, Haitian community leaders are stating that it was not enough and are petitioning for the DJ to get fired.

According to the New York Daily News, Haitian community leaders plan to rally outside of the Hot 97 headquarters on Hudson Street today (December 21) in protest of the incident.

Check out the apology below, do you think Cipha Souds should be fired? Let us know!

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Comment Comments: 12 Tags Tags: hot 97, haiti, cipha sounds, hiv
  • Tmi

    I hate to slit a brothas throat but that comment was foul. Could you imagine if a white dude said that?

  • MsLabelsofLust

    His comments show what he really thinks about not only Haitians but other races and nationalities. If he had said that about JEWS he would of been fired 10 seconds after he said it..but no since he didn’t he might keep his job..smdh STAMP RACISM OUT NOW

  • MISSVALZ

    The man apoligized , damn everyone so quick to condemn someone. It would have been different if he said no apology. Maybe suspend him a few days with no pay but dont take his job away.

  • KRYSTYLE

    Dude Needs to Be put n the Back taking out the trash! Real Talk That was Foul! And if it was turn on the other foot Talking HIV about Puerto Rican chicks He would Be all up on that Shyte!! So just take him off the radio and give him the janitors job!

  • nathalie

    That was going on in Africa not Haiti. Now who’s ignorant. Men all over the world are raping lil kids. Lets talk about that.

  • ALAIN FLEURINE

    @ …SickOfPeople..

    YOU ARE TRULY IGNORENT FOR EVEN BRINGING THAT UP… THE ISSUE ISNT ABOUT WHAT HAITIANS ARE DOING TO EACH OTHER .. lET US DEAL WITH THAT … STAY ON THE SUBJECT… IM HAITIAN BUT NOT A FAN OF GETTING THE MAN FIRED EITHER.. PEOPLE SAY STUFF THAT THEY DONT MEAN AND I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT… BUT DONT BE MAD AT US FOR STEPPING OUT AND BEING PISSED…. YOUR WORDS ARE OUT OF LINE AND IF IT WAS YOU, YOU WOULD HAVE SAID WORSE ABOUT HAITIANS. WHY.? BECAUSE UR STATEMENT IS SIMPLY DIRESPECTFULL AND iGNORENT…. IGNORENT

    @ MISSVALZ … i AGREE…. OUR OWN AND RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BE MAD. AND SPECIALLY AT THOSE KIND OF STATEMENTS… BUT YOU ARE RIGHT…

  • mimz

    who cares? Black people are so damn sensitive its a Joke,get over it. He didnt even mean it like that it was a hard cold joke. When i heard it i was dying LOL, just a joke. Black people always need a excuse to start something.

    @KRYSTYLE if it was puerto rican he’ll be joking about them too.

    This morning show keeps us up laughing are way to work.

  • j

    I love how Haitian groups get together for this and not to get some money to help their country if its still there. Boycott ya selfs for not helping your country.

    Haitians got bad Karma ain’t nobody trying to mess with a Haitian they beyond bad luck. All that voodoo cuz ya death. Shyte was coming to ya & still is.

  • Tokyo

    Its really not that serious!!! Like to be honesty why they feel offensive cause by the end of the day he look stupid. They made fun of many people and you don’t see them taking over board. I’m haitian myself and I kno I’m HIV Negative so it don’t bother me and I kno half of ya HIV negative so its not that serious ITS A JOKE ya haitians are to senstive if they made fun of dominicans I bet ya be laughin I be makin jokes of haiti

  • Vanessa

    @Fereri. I totally agree, I really think he deserves a second chance. I’ve always been a big fan of Cipha even before the morning show, cuz he is always repping West Indians all the time, including Haitians! So those Haitians who are protesting, instead of doing something more useful, like raising money for their country, take his history with West Indians into consideration before you make such harsh demands for him to be fired…damn, really??? So unnecessary!

  • J. Garet

    More than two decades ago, I as a college student of the great CUNY and 100,000 strong fellow Haitians, African Americans activist, concerned others walked across the Brooklyn Bridgge challenging the CDC on the scientific basis for such a fallacious claim. That claim was laid to rest, because it was not based on scientific facts but cultural hysteria. The fact of the matter is that HIV was brought to AYITI by tourist in the late 1970s just as Cholera has been brought to AYITI by the Asian unit of the UN forces.

    Due to complex Historical reasons which this fool named cipha could not be imagined to understand, AYITI has been crucified for 200 years and we as her sons, daughters say no more.

    Our children of the collective Africans descent diaspora should not be subjected to the public airway cacophony of such one half , babbling, educationally challenged idiotic fool called cipha cipher whatever.

  • Allan

    That’s not a F***ing joke ,what u say come from ur heart that’s why u have to think before u say something.He just stupid,cipha who ever u are or who ever u think u are “i’m telling u right now ,Haitian people are not going to take it like that..u choose a wrong one”.Don’t talk about messing up with Haitian girl and s**t cuz u are the s**t………..

No thanks