Radio jock Phat Joe might be in for some serious feud as KwaZulu-Natal radio station East Coast Radio has taken him off the air for the rest of the week.
The disciplinary action follows comments he made on air about Down’s Syndrome last week. According to the controversial DJ, he unwittingly kept on making the same mistake on air because he was feeling a bit “Down syndromish“.
Apparently, this did not go down well with the radio station and it didn’t mince any words in telling him. Taking to its official Facebook page on Tuesday night, the station made it clear that it did not agree with his comments.
“As a well-known and well-loved KZN brand‚ we will always endeavor to protect the interests of our listeners. We disagree with the comments that Phat Joe has made over the past few days and have decided to take him off air‚ for the duration of this week. We will provide a further update as soon as we are in a position to do so‚” the post read.
Accordingly, East Coast Radio distanced itself from the comments the radio jock made while on air. Further actions might be taken against Phat Joe but the station did not give out many details for now.
Meanwhile, ECR listeners flooded the comments section of the post to pour out their hearts on the matter. Disturbingly, most of the users commended the radio for taking Phat Joe off air. Some even suggested making the move permanent and bringing back Damon on the show.
Similarly, just a week after taking over the Drive Time Show last year, the presenter already had listeners calling for his removal.
Consequently, a Durban mom who took exception to some of the utterances the radio personality makes on air decided to take action.
The woman named Hayley Going wrote a petition to have him removed from the Drive Time slot. The petition started on change.org and quickly gained momentum on social media under the hashtag #phatjoemustgo.
She went on to state that she hopes that ECR management takes notice of the petition and does something about it.
With all these hovering issues, nobody can actually guarantee his job security at the station anymore.