Artie Lange Banned at ESPN After Slavery Sex Tweets

Artie Lange, Cari Champion

Artie Lange Banned at ESPN After Slavery Sex Tweets

Obnoxious comedian aimed messages at personality Cari Champion.

Published November 6, 2014

Obnoxious, loudmouth comedian Artie Lange has been banned from ever appearing on any ESPN program after he tweeted about a graphic, disgusting sexual fantasy Wednesday, in which network personality Cari Champion was a slave that he had intercourse with. In his series of tweets, Lange also dreamt himself up as Thomas Jefferson, a slave owner.

Upon learning of Lange's comments about ESPN's First Take co-host, the Worldwide Leader in Sports responded by calling the comedian's tweets "reprehensible" and mandated "no future bookings" for Lange to ever appear on any of its programming, as reported by TMZ Sports.

Sadly the news about Lange's tweet overshadowed the fact that Champion made her debut on ESPN's investigate news program E:60 on Tuesday. By late Wednesday, Lange apologized with a tweet to Champion, although he stood by the joke.

"Let me say to @CariChampion if this hurt u in any way I'm sorry," Lange tweeted.

Comedy Central has also banned Lange due to the slavery sex tweets. 

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Written by BET-Staff


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