He’s marveling at the tatoos on some of the Rutgers plays (Gasp! Women with tatoos!), when someone off-camera calls them “some hardcore hos.” Imus follows it up with, “That’s some nappy-headed hos there, I’m gonna tell you that now.”
Yeah, Rutgers battled from a 4-seed to make it all the way to the NCAA championship game … the best response to that is probably to belittle them for their crazy hair (it’s not blonde, brown, or straight … the nerve of these girls) and call them whores. Perfectly reasonable. ESPN should have changed their graphic to read, “TENNESSEE 59, WHORES 46.”
It didn’t stop there, though. Of the Tennessee players, he said, “they all look cute,” before someone else off-camera says the game was a matchup of “jiggaboos vs. wannabes.” Jiggaboos … perfect. I see no reason why that should ever offend anyone.
Imus defended himself by saying that people need to relax and shouldn’t worry about “some idiot comment meant to be amusing.” Oh, okay. So people just need to learn that racism is funny when it comes from Don Imus? Got it. We’ll get right on that.