Friday, October 10, 2008

Magic Johnson Rips Radio Talk Show Hosts

Magic Johnson Rips Radio Talk Show Hosts Who Said He 'Faked AIDS'
Posted Oct 9th 2008 8:05PM by Brett Edwards (author feed)
Filed under: NBA Gossip, NBA Media Watch
the jump.

"I am extremely disappointed in KTLK in Minneapolis. I am outraged that Chris Baker and Langdon Perry would minimize such a serious and deadly issue. Millions are dying from HIV/AIDS and the fact that they would make jokes about my status is unbelievable," Johnson said. "Chris, Langdon and KTLK should use their power in a more positive light by encouraging people to get tested for this disease instead of making up such ridiculous lies."
So many times when something like this goes down, the celebrity won't want to dignify comments like these with a response. But Magic handled it the right way, by releasing a statement and letting these guys know that they should be using their platform for something more positive.

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