Domestic singer-songwriter Morgan Valen was captured on video and removed by iHeart and Cumulus Media after uttering racist insults aired online.
The 27-year-old American singer’s apology was not enough to overturn the decision of several broadcasters who were outraged by his gesture.
Wallen, one of the hottest musicians currently in the United States, was spotted insulting another by his Nashville neighbors’ doorbell camera, including the word opening word.
The video was sent to TMZ, which uploaded it on Tuesday. Wallen’s apology happened hours later.
According to a magazine article Tumbling stone, Cumulus Media is the second largest radio station in the United States. An email was sent to the heads of 400 affiliate stations labeled “very important” to remove Wallen’s songs from all playlists.
iHeart Radio did the same.
Last October, the show Live on Saturday night Valen withdrew his invitation to come and sing in the studio because he did not respect the rules in place to fight the coronavirus crisis. A few months ago, he was also arrested for drunkenness.