“Nappy-Headed” Imus VI: GM, Amex, Sprint, Glaxo, …

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And the hits keep coming. A day after Staples and Procter & Gambled bailed, CNNMoney reports that the Imus in the Morning radio and television shows lost several more major advertisers today, including GM, their biggest ad buyer last year.

In addition, American Express, Sprint Nextel, TD Ameritrade and GlaxoSmithKline have pulled the ripcord on their association with the show. (Ken Chenault, an African-American, is Amex CEO)

Sprint Nextel issued a statement:

“Sprint Nextel is suspending its advertising that appears during the ‘Imus in the Morning’ program. While we are not a direct sponsor of the Imus in the Morning program, we do not want our advertising associated with content which we, our customers and the public find offensive.”

Ouch.

GM said it was pulling back but would keep an eye on how the drama unfolds and continue to support Imus’ charitable effort. In other words, they’re waiting until the fire cools, but, like Imus says of himself, they’re “good guys.” Their statement: “It should be noted that GM has been and will continue to be a strong supporter of Mr. Imus’ extensive and on-going charitable efforts to assist children dealing with the challenges of cancer and autism.”

Additionally, former NAACP executive director, Bruce Gordon, who is a member of the CBS board,  told The Associated Press that he hopes that Imus is must go.

Each day, it seems greater and greater that Imus’ two-week suspension become permanent.

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5 thoughts on ““Nappy-Headed” Imus VI: GM, Amex, Sprint, Glaxo, …

  1. Dirk de Young says:

    I have also written to Bigelow Tea telling them to drop their sponsorship. Others should follow suit. best regards, Dirk

  2. SJH says:

    Mm-mm-mm.

    “Son of a bitch! You’re an annoying, condescending prick. Alright. You manage to offend two minority groups in one sentence and create a maelstrom of negativity that we don’t need. Alright. But nobody, NOBODY screws with the income. [Just for the sake of taking it there: Is WFAN owned by smart, business savvy Jews?] As soon as we can find an interesting and provocative-without-being-offensive host to fill that 5:30 slot his wrinkled, corn-starched ass will be back on his ranch eating avacado and waiting for death,” the collective thoughts of WFAN executives after hearing this news.

  3. Maryann McLemore says:

    I have written the FCC and I sincerely pray that “his igorance,” (Imus) is fired. Too many people feel that they can say whatever they want and then say that they apologize and think that all is forgiven. It is a fact that what is in the heart, comes from the mouth. Racism is on the rise and we are regressing as a nation.

    Maryann

  4. Lee says:

    I hate to break it to y’all, but I bet Imus will bounce back from this with an even MORE lucrative deal on satellite radio.

  5. whocares says:

    From the words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, ” “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.” Imus may feel the brunt of his offensive words now, and he probably will come back, re-surface and triumph lucratively, but one thing is for certain, what goes around – comes around. From the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. He is what he is!!!! and if He remains the same inside – He, along with many others like himself will re-visit the the personal ugly of pain, offensive words, hautiness, drama, and the like. By the way – if you are making a chocolate mousse, and you add 2 tablespoons of cow dung to it, does it alter the good of the mousse? Hmmm – Charitable, smaritable…give me a break GM! Have some chocolate-cow dung mousse!!!!!

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