Radio DJ In Hot Water For Saying A Caller Was Retarded Because She Was Actually Retarded
Canton, Ohio (WOIO) — A phone call to a Canton area radio station made by Kellie Baker, a 30-year-old woman with Down Syndrome, was the source of amusement for one disc jockey at WDJQ. That DJ, Mo is now suspended from the airwaves and has apologized on-air to Baker. Baker’s family says she called the radio station by mistake. Listeners of the radio show could hear Kellie repeatedly trying to end the call but Mo keeps her on the air. His mocking continues with, “You don’t know who Mo is? Ok, so I can laugh at you and you won’t know who to call to say you’re offended? Ha Ha. Very good.”
I mean not like it erases DJ Mo’s comments but this girl flat out said she was enjoying all the attention in that interview. Doesn’t that kind of cancel out the insensitive aspect? Its not like she’s sitting at home crying because she has Downs. If Kellie Baker is loving the local fame then who really cares? Like she could have hung up at any time and she stayed on the line with Mo. Probably loved every second of it even though she was being mocked. I guess there’s no such thing as bad publicity when you’re retarded.
At any rate whats up with the different levels of downs? Some of them are actors and shit. This one clearly could use a phone. But some are really handicapped. All kinda look the same though. I guess the lesson to be learned here is if you’re DJ Mo or just an average person you never really can tell who is retarded and just how retarded they may be so err on the side of caution.