This is Why Radio Jockey Apologized to the US’ First Sikh-American Attorney General
On Friday, a complaint of first Sikh-American Attorney General of the United States grabbed all the eye balls. Gurbir Grewal complained that two radio hosts racially targeted him on air. The radio jockey kept on calling him the “turban man” on air throughout their show. The Attorney General said that the two hosts named Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco, who host the “Dennis and Judi Show” on the radio NJ 101.5FM, talked about his decision to suspend marjiuana prosecutions in New Jersey and suddenly began calling him the “turban man”.
Reacting on this, the Sikh- American Attorney General took the step and tweeted “My name, for the record, is Gurbir Grewal. I’m the 61st Attorney General of NJ. I’m a Sikh American. I have 3 daughters. And yesterday, I told them to turn off the radio.”
Gurbir is former Bergen County Prosecutor. He became the nation’s first Sikh state attorney general after the state Senate approved his nomination this year. He is born to Indian immigrant parents in Jersey City and was raised in the state’s Hudson and Bergen counties.
He was quite upset with this incidence, and thus he stated that this is not the first indignity that he has faced. It probably won’t be the last. Sometimes, I endure it alone. Yesterday, all of New Jersey heard it. It’s time to end small-minded intolerance.
The show was embracing the following script that goes like this.
Maloy started the show — “You know the attorney general guy? I’m never going to know his name, I’m just gonna say the guy with the turban.”
“Turban man!” Franco repeated in a sing-song tone. “If it offends you, then don’t wear the turban, man, and I’ll remember your name,” Malloy said, as both the hosts laughed.
“But Turban Man — is that highly offensive? To me? No. To people who wear turbans, could be,” said Franco.
Malloy followed, “Could be. But if you called me Baseball Hat Man and I was in a culture where no one wears baseball hats, should I be offended?”
However, the radio station later regretted on this incident and tweeted that it is aware of the “offensive comments” made by Malloy and Franco during the broadcast. “We have taken immediate action and have taken them off the air until further notice. We are investigating the matter and will have further comment shortly”.