White Radio Host Rob Lederman Terminated For Referring to Black Women’s Skin Tone by Toaster Settings

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A White radio host from a Buffalo, NY, rock station has been terminated due to comments he made by rating “the attractiveness of women” Black women–specifically their skin tones–according to toaster settings.

According to USA Today, “The Morning Bull Show” host Rob Lederman is no longer employed.ESPN’s Buffalo Bills reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques posted the audio of the discussion on his Twitter account, which has nearly 36,000 followers.

On Thursday, Cumulus Media released a statement verifying Lederman’s termination.

“Cumulus Media operates from a clearly-defined set of programming principles and there is no question that Rob Lederman’s comments made on “The Morning Bull Show” are in direct violation of those principles,” the statement read. “We swiftly terminated him and suspended the remainder of the show’s on-air talent. We apologize, and deeply regret the incident.”

The former on-air host posted a statement to his Twitter account.

“I want to sincerely apologize for hurting people with my foolish and ignorant comments yesterday. After listening to what I said, and how it must have sounded to others. I was horrified. I 100% understand why people are justifiably angry. I made a mistake and it’s hard to look myself in the mirror, but I want to acknowledge it. I apologize from the deepest depths of who I am.”