Country music superstar Morgan Wallen has now been booted off mainstream radio station after he was heard saying an incendiary racial slur.
Wallen attempted to apologize but so far to little avail, as Kentucky.com reports:
Morgan Wallen, whose “Dangerous” album has remained on top of the Billboard chart for the three straight weeks, said in a statement he is “embarrassed and sorry” for using the racial slur. A clip shared by TMZ Tuesday shows him calling one of his friends the N-word.
“I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” he said in a statement to The Tennessean. “There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.”
But his language has pushed Cumulus Media, which controls more than 400 radio stations in the United States, to remove Wallen’s music from their rotation, Variety reported.
Cumulus Media’s executive vice president of programming sent an email to their program directors regarding them of the directive.
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