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Last week WEEI midday host, and two time Patriots Super Bowl Champion Christian Fauria was suspended after impersonating Tom Brady’s agent Don Yee on the air when it was revealed that the Herald’s Ron Borges got catfished by a guy pretending to be Yee.
Earlier today I made a horrible attempt at humor. In a segment during the show, I impersonated agent Don Yee in an insensitive and regrettable way. I want to publicly apologize to Don and anyone in the audience who heard it.
— christian fauria (@christianfauria) February 10, 2018
I have also reached out to Don directly to personally apologize. I have been disciplined by WEEI management and I fully support their decision.
— christian fauria (@christianfauria) February 10, 2018
And as a result WEEI has lost a lot of business from some GUTLESS sponsors:
Two state agencies — the Massachusetts State Lottery and the Massachusetts Health Connector — have pulled ads from WEEI after host Christian Fauria imitated sports agent Don Yee on-air last week in an exaggerated, mocking Asian accent. Yee was born in Sacramento, Calif. Fauria’s offense occurred while mocking a prank that led to Herald sports columnist Ron Borges writing a column that proved to be untrue regarding Tom Brady’s contract negotiations. Yee is Brady’s agent.
The Lottery’s decision to exit resulted in the cancellation of $16,000 worth of upcoming ads for WEEI, a Lottery spokesman said.
The Health Connector, which had started ads on WEEI on Jan. 8, pulled ads “due to recent behavior,” according to spokesman Jason Lefferts.
“The governor supports their decision,” said Brendan Moss, a spokesman for Gov. Charlie Baker, of the two agencies’ decisions.
Comcast and City of Boston Credit Union have also stopped advertising on the station. WEEI did not comment.
Yup. The freaking LOTTERY is claiming the moral highground over a radio station. This is a direct quote from State Treasurer Deb Goldberg:
“I strongly condemn this behavior and others like it that perpetrate racism, and are completely contrary to the kind of inclusive society we believe in,” state Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg said in a statement.
This is hilarious. The lottery is a state sanctioned gambling and racketeering outlet. They make billions of dollars by preying on dumb, often poor people, who they convince to waste their limited income on scratch tickets and Keno by giving them the illusion that one day they will be a big winner. Thus these people get stuck in cycles of poverty and continue to rely on hacks like Deb Goldberg for government handouts.
But please Deb, tell me more about how your number one concern right now is how a radio station is “perpetuating racism,” when the lottery disproportionately targets people of color. Tell me more about this “inclusive” society you want to live in where poor people remain poor because they invest in four #22’s and three quick pics every morning instead of their kid’s college fund. Because
Guess where people aren’t buying lottery tickets? Acton, Sherborn, Weston, Wayland, Sudbury. Those people have no reason to buy scratch tickets and they’re smart enough to know a scam when they see one. But there’s plenty of sales in New Bedford, Worcester, Brockton, and Lynn though. Ya know, places that have diversity.
And where do all the proceeds go? Well, according to an audit most of it is funneled back into wealthy communities. Wealthy WHITE communities. So the impoverished and people of color are essentially being preyed upon by people like Deb Goldberg, they blow what little money they have, and then that money goes to Sudbury. But yea, WEEI is the racist one because Christian Fauria did a Don Yee impression. For sure.
The rest of the money goes to useless suits who pay themselves six figure annual salaries to oversee this gigantic state-sanctioned racketeering enterprise:
Of course corruption might as well be Deb Goldberg’s middle name. This is a woman who used her power to attack Nashoba Wineries in Bolton because they didn’t contribute to her campaign. She took away the family farm’s license, but yet the dozens of liquor stores, restaurants, and distributors who donated heavily to her campaign got to keep theirs.
And these pieces of human garbage try to pretend like they’re crusaders of justice and arbiters of morality. Hilarious.
I’m just so sick of advertisers backing away from businesses because it’s easier for them to give into a mob of SJWs than it is to stand up for freedom of speech. It’s time to start boycotting companies that do shit like this. I’d boycott the lottery but I’m smart enough to invest my money in an IRA instead of a scratcher. I’d boycott Mass Health Connector but I don’t need government subsidized insurance to make ends meet. I’d boycott Comcast but I’m doing that already by using Direct TV. And I’d boycott Boston Credit Union, if only they were around Worcester.
I’ll continue to listen to WEEI in the morning because they’re pretty much the last remaining media outlet that isn’t afraid to push boundaries and TRIES not to cave to politically correct mobs. It’s important to let organizations like this know that we outnumber these nutjobs, and we appreciate the product they provide.