Was not happy to hear about the former Rochester, NY 'The Breakfast Buzz' 98.9 FM morning team of Kimberly and Beck unleashing transphobic vitriol on WBZA-FM after that city enacted a historic policy that would extend trans health benefits to its employees.
During their Tuesday broadcast they unleashed a 12 minute transphobic tirade aimed at the local transgender community and a local trans feminine trans teen. After that facts free transphobic rant, they poured gasoline on the fire by playing the Aerosmith song 'Dude Looks Like A Lady'
The rant earned Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck (any relation to Glenn?) an on-air suspension from the Entercom owned station that morphed into a termination.
This from the station's Twitter feed:
"This morning Entercom fired Kimberly and Beck effective immediately. Their hateful comments against the transgender community do not represent our station or our company. We deeply apologize to the transgender community, the community of Rochester and anyone else who was offended by their comments. We are proud of our past work on behalf of the local LGBT community and we remain committed to that partnership."
The unemployed radio team will probably be getting a call from FOX Noise for an interview so they can be paraded around as the latest 'victims' of political correctness'.
Yeah, right. Before her behind got fired, she defiantly doubled down on her vanilla scented privileged ignorance.
Freedom of Speech includes the freedom to offend others. You aren't granted a right to not be offended in this life #getoverit #ROCKimberly Ray, neither are you granted a right to be free from the consequences of your choice of using your First Amendment rights to offend people, especially when you have a 100,000 watt platform to do it from courtesy of your FCC licensed employer.
— Kimberly (@Kimberly989buzz) May 21, 2014
If you believe that, you've been watching too much FOX Noise.
Free speech does not mean 'I get to say whatever hateful crap I wish about you and you STFU'. Free speech has consequences. You are free to say whatever negative crap you wish to say about my community, but you better be prepared to deal with the consequences because we have the same First Amendment rights to call your behinds out on it. .
And if you haven't noticed, the trans community is not tolerating unwarranted fact free attacks on it any more.
Ponder that while you're collecting your first unemployment check.