From Westside Today:
Context counts, and in this case, the context is a predominantly non-black neighborhood where referring to an adult black man as “boy” is wrong and racist. Also, there are contexts in which fart jokes are funny, but not on a public street where you see the same offensive “joke” every day, day after day.
This is just wrong.
Help us to get this bigoted blight removed by spreading the word that this is offensive and unwelcome.
Lol. Look I know your liberal white guilt is a powerful force. You’re troubled by the world’s problems. You drive a Prius. But apparently you don’t drive it very far or very often and you certainly don’t listen to hip hop and haven’t listened to Power 106 in the morning for the last ten years and heard of Big Boy.
I know that you are genuinely offended by a black man living in a methane cloud. It’s demeaning. Degrading. But so is a grossly obese man posing nude on a billboard, which this man, this Big Boy, has done as well.
Big Boy is a morning DJ in Los Angeles. And if you’ve ever tuned away from 89.9, you’d hear how zany those other morning hosts can be. Big Boy is very successful in one of the toughest radio markets in the country and now he’s nationally syndicated.
Relax Westsiders. Just breathe. You’ll live on to fight another day. Hopefully leading the crusade against Rick Dees.