Matt Siegel ended his legendary radio show live on air after being told not to joke about Demi Lovato’s recent non-binary announcement.
The 71-year-old, who hosts ‘Matty in the Morning’ on Kiss 108 FM in Boston, got into trouble with his boss and was accused of acting ‘anti-wokness’.
According to Radio Insights, he said: “Today I was anti-wokeness and I can’t do that.
“So basically, what I’m told is, I can talk about light, funny things like where the Jonas Brothers are going to be, but I can’t do what I really want to do, which is just be a funny comic and tell it like it is, so I’m ending my portion of the radio show right now.
“It has been a hell of a run, but I think it’s coming to an end.”
He then apologised to his co-hosts, adding: “Bill and Lisa and Bex and Dom, I’m sorry for putting you in this position but I was told by my boss I cannot talk about what I want to talk about.
“By the way, it’s a joke—the whole binary thing. I don’t care what Demi Lovato does but now we need to worry about you might offend someone.
“So basically I offended right-wing people and now I offended left-wing people.
“Basically what they want me to do is you know a lightweight show.”
Later on, he chatted to Boston.com and called Lovato, who is also pansexual, a ‘troubled woman’.
He said: “I’m against her binary thing; I think she’s a troubled woman and a lot of young people are taking her seriously and it bothers me.
“We were having fun with it, and my boss called up and said that I’d crossed the line and they didn’t want me talking about it anymore.
“I responded by saying, ‘If I can’t talk about what I’m thinking at this point in my career, I don’t want to be on the radio anymore.'”
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