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Boston radio’s costly fallout from racist impersonation.

The hits keep on coming for Boston radio station WEEI and their talking heads. The popular destination for Boston sports fans has lost five advertisers since host Christian Fauria made a racist impression on air Saturday, marking the latest controversy to rock the station in the past month. Fauria, who mocked sports agent Don Yee...
Time: 19:23     Date: 14.02.2018
Last US Sport News: Boston radio’s costly fallout from racist impersonation. NY Post 24 - US News

The popular destination for Boston sports fans has lost five advertisers since host Christian Fauria made a racist impression on air Saturday, marking the latest controversy to rock the station in the past month. Fauria, who mocked sports agent Don Yee with a stereotypical Asian accent, joined host Alex Reimer on the suspension list, after Reimer was banned indefinitely Jan. 29 for calling Tom Brady’s daughter a derogatory name.

Two days after Fauria’s flub, Comcast Corp. and City of Boston Credit Union reportedly cut ties with WEEI. As of Tuesday, according to the Boston Globe, four more walked over concerns with employee behavior: Citizens Bank, the Massachusetts State Lottery, and the Massachusetts Health Connector.

“These kinds of statements do not reflect Citizens’ culture of respect and inclusion,” Citizens Bank spokesman Peter Lucht said in a statement. “We have communicated that to WEEI management and have suspended our advertising on the station.”

Citizens Bank and WEEI have had a business partnership for more than a decade.

Under pressure from other advertisers, WEEI has marked off Friday as a day committed to sensitivity training for its employees, thereby taking all shows off the air from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fauria, a former NFL tight end who played four seasons with the Patriots, received a five-day suspension for his imitation of Yee, who is of Chinese descent and represents Brady as well as 49ers quarterback, and Brady’s former backup, Jimmy Garoppolo. He apologized on Twitter after the episode for his “horrible attempt at humor.”

Though Brady assured he did not feel ill will toward Reimer for calling his 5-year-old daughter, Vivian, an “annoying little pissant” based on her appearances in the “Tom vs. Time” documentary, Fauria’s actions don’t help soften the tension that has come between their long-standing relationship. The quarterback hinted after the incident that his weekly spot on “Kirk & Callahan” was in jeopardy going forward.

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Opinion

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Living

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Business

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Metro

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Sport

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