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!