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January 25, 2005

Jin Records Track Dissing Hot 97, Sponsors Pulling Their Ads

1/31/05 UPDATE: The truth about the "informed insider" email

UPDATE: Hot 97 Announces Suspension, Details Unclear So Far

The highly respected Chinese-American emcee Jin just recorded a blistering freestyle track in response to Hot 97's racism, you can download the mp3 here.

And in today's other big news, one of Hot 97's sponsors, the Jackson Hewitt tax service, reports they are pulling their advertising and support from hot 97's morning show, im response to the outcry over their Tsunami song:

Dear Sir/Madam:

We respect and share in your concerns regarding the truly insensitive
and inappropriate behavior of the show's hosts and the airing of the
offensive song. Please be aware that Jackson Hewitt Tax Service does
not endorse or approve of such behavior and had no input or prior knowledge as to the content of the broadcast that aired last week
during the "Miss Jones in the Morning" program.

In fact, we have already contacted station owners and management to express our concerns and to inform them that we have withdrawn our advertising and support from the "Miss Jones in the Morning" program.

We acknowledge that the station has posted an apology, but certainly do not believe that that is enough, considering the serious nature of this matter. Thus we have called upon the station's owners and management to further review this program and its allowance of such behavior.

We thank you for taking the time to reach out to us on this serious matter.

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. Management

Bravo to Jackson Hewitt for doing the right thing. If you want to convince other sponsors to do the same, get their contact info here.

Thanks to all of your work spreading the word the story was picked up by hundreds of media outlets yesterday, including the Daily News, Newsday, and the NY Times. Also new coverage from WCBS (with video link), the Village Voice, Reuters, and Billboard, among many others.

Props especially to asianmediawatch.net and asianmediawatchdog.com for their efforts, and the okayplayers Jose3030 and afrikankween52.

Posted by jsmooth995 at January 25, 2005 6:32 PM

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