A group of leaders from the Haitian community are calling for the head of Cipha Sounds.
Cipha Sounds has apologized for the comment he made about not having AIDs because he doesn’t sleep with Haitian women but the Haitian community has decided to boycott the radio station as well as holding a demonstration outside of the station today December 21st.
Haitian Fresh a cornerstone of the Haitian community was interviewed in regards to Cipha’s comments and threatened violence against him.
Hot 97 DJ Cipha Sounds apologizes for saying that he avoids HIV by not hooking up with Haitian women
Hot 97 morning personalities Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg may be known for their offensive humor, but looks like one joke may cost Cipha Sounds his job.
In an off collar joke last Friday (December 17), Cipha Sounds (who is of Puerto Rican decent) made the remark that he had not contracted the HIV virus due to “not dating Haitian women”.
“The reason I’m HIV negative is cause I don’t mess with Haitian girls.”
Outraged, the Haitian community struck back with phone calls, Tweets and Facebook posts slamming the DJ for his brazen and insensitive comment, which led to the DJ immediately apologizing for the remark.
“I made a stupid, tasteless joke that was a one-liner that was taken totally the wrong way,” Cipha said in an on-air apology. “I want to say sincerely that I apologize. I do nothing but rep for the Haitian people, but I said something stupid that I’m embarrassed about.”
Although Cipha Sounds apologized, Haitian community leaders are stating that it was not enough and are petitioning for the DJ to get fired.