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Station Apologizes for "Racist" Parade Float

11-24-2012

Raleigh morning man Bob Dumas is taking some heat for a float he entered in the Raleigh Christmas parade. The float (pictured here) featured a black man with fairy wings, strapped to a harness on a tow truck. Dumas said the float was "Tyrone the Black Christmas Fairy" who was going to turn "crackers" into Beyonce, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. Clear Channel Market Manager Dick Harlow apologized to the parade organizers. 

Harlow told the paper, "Some very poor judgment was used. It was meant to be a harmless stunt, and it was never our intention to offend anyone." Of course, Facebook and Twitter went crazy after the float was spotted in the parade. Even Raleigh's Mayor Nancy McFarlane posted her thoughts on Facebook, according to the paper. "Raleigh will not tolerate racism or anything that comes remotely close. This parade is a Raleigh tradition that includes everyone and should be treated as such." Dumas has been with the station for 20 years.

Read more about the incident HERE




(11/26/2012 6:29:09 AM)
Their morning man should change his name to dumass

- Herb tarlek

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