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White Radio Host Fired For Comparing Serena Williams And Halle Berry’s Skin Tone To Toast

Buffalo DJ Rob Lederman is no longer with WGRF.

Buffalo, New York radio host Rob Lederman is now fired after comparing Black women’s skin tones to toast.

According to the New York Daily News, Lederman compared toaster settings to the skin tones of Black women, saying, “I may get into trouble for this… I will never go to a Serena Williams level, but I’m very comfortable at a Halle Berry level.”

He also added that her prefers a “mulatto,” which is offensive term that has its origins in slavery, and that “Gayle King is not on even on my toaster.”

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Cumulus Media, which owns the station, has now fired Lederman and suspended the other on-air personalities who were reportedly involved in the conversation. 

“We apologize, and deeply regret the incident,” the company said in a statement. Also adding, "There is no question that Rob Lederman's comments made on The Morning Bull Show are in direct violation of those (programming) principles."

Lederman has not made any public statements.

 

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