A lawsuit has been filed by five white men against Revolt Media. This is the same company that broadcasts Power 105.1’s popular morning show “The Breakfast Club”, owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs. If you follow any of the hosts on Instagram, you might have noticed Charlamagne (@cthagod) posted to clarify that Revolt is being sued, not “The Breakfast Club”.
“Who can we sue for defamation!!! This headline is fake news but I’m getting it framed to hang up in the studio!!! @nydailynews #BlackPrivilege” he captioned a screenshot from New York Daily News on Twitter. The radio program is known for their “Donkey of the Day” segment, and the host has cast reporter Stephen Brown into their hall of shame for defamation of the show.
MEFeater has the real story right here. But first, check out the Insta posts below to see the rest of Charlamagne’s hilarious reaction.
Man this is hilarious to me. For the record they suing Revolt TV and talking about Revolt TV not Power 105 or “The Breakfast Club” but this article is still hilarious!!!! Lawsuit says “The white people got fired for not knowing the culture” I mean most executives at all these companies don’t know the culture and need to be fired but that’s not the point. I been laughing for 10 minutes straight. Please make the distinction between Revolt TV, Power 105 and the Breakfast Club we are not the same. Thanks. #BlackPrivilege
Damn @nydailynews using us for clicks. If the lawsuit says executives at @revolttv then why does the headline say “Power 105’s The Breakfast Club” we are not named in this lawsuit. Diddy don’t pay us enough to have our names slandered like this but anyway WHITE PEOPLE SUING FOR NOT KNOWING THE CULTURE. Is so damn funny to me. I really can’t stop laughing. #BlackPrivilege
This lawsuit comes from men who have previous experience in broadcast, working on “The Howard Stern Show” in the past. Richard Wilson, Michael Schiff, Jason Preziosi, Todd Baker, and Douglas Goodstein all claim that they were told they didn’t understand “the culture.” The ex-employees felt they were fired for being “…Caucasian and much older than their replacements,” according to the lawsuit. They also accused the African-American staff members of being unprofessional. However, they felt that they were personally held to a higher standard of conduct. Furthermore, the men argue that having a grip on black culture is not part of their job description.
What do you think about this lawsuit? Is Charlamagne right? Should this production team have made an effort to understand “the culture”?
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