The New York radio host who was fired for comparing Black women to burnt toast has issued an apology.
Rob Lederman was sacked from "The Morning Bull Show" on 97 Rock Buffalo, and two of his colleagues suspended, after an on-air discussion comparing his toaster settings to Black female celebrities he finds attractive.
"See we have ours — and I may get into trouble for this — I have them to the attractiveness of women that I find to be attractive," he said.
Didn’t hear this live but internet keeps receipts. @97RockBuffalo morning hosts compared how they like their toast to black women’s skin tone. So just in case y’all missed it too, take a listen pic.twitter.com/6nVolu5a23
"CUMULUS MEDIA operates from a clearly-defined set of programming principles and there is no question that Rob Lederman's comments made on The Morning Bull Show are in direct violation of those principles," they said. "We swiftly terminated him and suspended the remainder of the show's on-air talent. We apologize, and deeply regret the incident."
On Thursday, Lederman created a Twitter account to issue an apology, calling his own comments "foolish and ignorant."