Tyrese Gibson Gets Kicked Out Of A Deleware Radio Station For Voicing His Opinion and Calling Listeners “Homies”
All kinds of celebrities visit radio stations for interviews and to talk about various topics. They are usually well received and everything goes great. Well not on Tuesday when actor and musician, Tyrese Gibson was tossed out of a Delaware radio station.
Tyrese, who is better known for his movie roles in the Transformers and Fast and Furious franchises, was in Delaware's Kiss 101.7 promoting his new music. He went on to rant about seeing a liquor store across the street from an Elementary school. He said:
"Get them cats out of here ... selling alcohol right across from your kids school, homie -- put the pressure on them homie ... you know how to put pressure on dudes selling in your hood."
The radio show went to commercial and Tyrese did not return. Apparently the program director received a call from the owner Tony Quartarone. According to TMZ, Quartarone did not kick Tyrese off the air for making a stand, but for "disrespecting" the Delaware community by calling them "homie."
Not only did Tyrese's interview get cut short, but Quartarone has banned all his music from his station. He says he will keep his music off air until he receives an apology.
Tyrese, of course, hit up Twitter and defended his comments. Here are a few of his tweets:
I just kicked out of a radio station from a PD (program director) who had a problem w/ me speaking on liquor stores that are by elementary schools in Delaware.
"In 17 years I have NEVER been kicked out of a radio station.. Because I have a problem w/ liquor stores being across from elementary schools?
I was also told that the PD made them ERASE my interview so that NO ONE could HEAR me SPEAK on the issue of the liquor stores near kids..
If you don't STAND for something.. You will damn near fall for Anything.."
The radio station has posted a letter sent to Tyrese's camp. You can read it here. Wow. Conflicting stories, imagine that. What do you think? Was this a good reason to be kicked off the airwaves?