Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles spokesman Jorge-Mario Cabrera fired back Thursday at John Kobylt and Kenneth Chiampou, saying the radio duo’s apology from earlier this week was, “a well-calculated, manipulative, and insulting public relations stunt meant to appease the opposition.”
KFI’s John and Ken apologized Monday for giving out the cellphone number of Cabrera on-air, resulting in reportedly hundreds of threatening phone calls and messages from listeners.
As a result of their actions, the National Hispanic Media Coalition launched an economic boycott against the show and KFI.
“If Clear Channel is sincere about establishing respectful dialogue with immigrant communities in Los Angeles, they should stop berating coalition members which include more than thirty respectable organizations,” Cabrera wrote on The Huffington Post. “If Clear Channel is sincere about their intent to serve Los Angeles’ diverse communities they should take John and Ken off the air immediately. If John and Ken are sincerely apologetic about fostering distrust, resentment, and hate in Los Angeles, they would do the honorable thing and walk out into the sunset and never return. Anything else is putrid leftovers.”
Game on, once again.