WLEX Fires Host Lee Cruse After Racist Comments

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel Comment

Lee Cruse‘s suspension has turned into a termination.

WLEX in Lexington, Ky. put out a statement today saying they parted ways with the morning host after his racist comments about a photo depicting the royal baby as a chimpanzee went viral.

He was originally suspended for a week.

You can see the station’s position and comments from the general manager below.

After careful consideration, WLEX has decided to part ways with Lee Cruse.

WLEX is committed to reflecting our diverse audiences through our coverage and to upholding equitable, diverse and inclusive practices in our workplaces.

We wish Lee the best in his future endeavors.

General Manager Pat Dalbey has released a statement:

This wasn’t a decision made lightly. LEX 18 is committed to reflecting our diverse audiences through our coverage and to upholding equitable, diverse, and inclusive practices in our workplace. We stand by our commitment to a respectful work environment and respect for all of our viewers.

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