A Fox News host has come under fire for comments that offended a number of viewers, including high-profile rappers Snoop Dogg, T.I. and the Game, along with the R&B artist Tank.
Variety reports that Fox’s Laura Ingraham, who’s no stranger to controversy, is the focus of outrage for comments about slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, with some on social media calling for her firing.
“Ingraham mocked YG’s 2016 song ‘FDT,’ featuring Hussle, on her show ‘The Ingraham Angle,'” Variety reports. “The song includes the chorus, ‘F— Donald Trump.’”
The report quotes Ingraham saying on Friday’s show, one day after a memorial for Hussle in Los Angeles: “Okay, that’s a very creative refrain. The chorus that goes on and on, is that related to lowest unemployment ever, basically, for African Americans?”
Variety adds: “After the program, Tank posted a photo on Instagram, saying, ‘Fire Laura Ingraham,’ to which others added commentary of their own, with countless musicians asking for her ouster.”
The report quotes an Instagram post from the Game that says: “So lemme tell you what’s going to happen here…. @foxnews fires this disrespectful c— by tomorrow, Monday morning or you will lose millions of viewers one person at a time until it drastically effects your ratings, views etc. Nips passing nor his legacy is to be taken lightly as there will be consequences for any disrespect now or in the future as long as I have a voice.”
Tank added in an Instagram post: “Disrespecting the deceased is not news! It’s just disrespect.”
The report notes that Ingraham has not apologized for her remarks.