Listen: Radio Hosts Fired After On-Air Transphobic Rant


Two radio presenters in New York have been fired for delivering a deeply offensive 12 minute transphobic rant live on-air.


While speaking about Mayor of Rochester, Lovely Warren’s decision to add transgender health care benefits for employees and their families enrolled in the city medical plan, Rochester 98.9 ‘Breakfast Buzz’ morning radio hosts Kimberly and Beck jumped straight into a horrifyingly offensive rant about transgender people.

The pair openly mocked the trans community, calling them “nutjobs” and played Aerosmith’s Dude Looks Like A Lady for added “comic” value.

Kimberly proclaimed, “The dude can look like a lady and the city is going to pay for it! Your tax dollars at work.”

With Beck asking, “Does that mean then if women want a boob job they’ll pay for a boob job because I think that’s only right.”

Kimberly answered, “The services that will be paid for under the new coverage – gender reassignment surgery, psychological counselling, because you’re probably a nutjob to begin with!”

Both of the presenters have since been fired. The station issued a statement saying,”This morning [we] fired Kimberly and Beck effective immediately. Their hateful comments against the transgender community do not represent our station or our company. We deeply apologise to the transgender community, the community of Rochester, and anyone else who was offended by their hateful comments. We are proud of our past work on behalf of the local LGBT community and we remain committed to that partnership.”

Listen to the full rant below.

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