Controversial radio personality Don Imus passed away on Friday, his family said in a statement.
The HuffPost ran the headline: “Don Imus, Racist Radio Show Host, Dead At 79.”
The tone was even harsher on Twitter. Here’s some of what people were saying:
Yes, Don Imus may have been a racist, he may have been a misogynist, he may have been fired for gross racial slurs, but he's also dead.
— St. Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) December 27, 2019
Don Imus called Howard Stern a "Jew bastard" who should be "castrated [and] put in an oven." Cool dude.
— brendon bouzard (@brendonbouzard) December 27, 2019
Don Imus was a transformational figure in turning politics from civics to entertainment. He had a lot of willing accomplices on both sides of the aisles. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity benefitted from the path he blazed, although he was not a right wing nut. https://t.co/jdR9A5E6Fd
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) December 27, 2019
I hope Don Imus burns in the hell I don’t even believe exists. Fcuk that racist troglodyte.
— Speaker Pelosi’s Hussy Pump Collection (@chrisdameanor19) December 27, 2019
Rest in Piss Don Imus, your perm was weak you old bitch
— Sik Melinik AKA Scaramondo (@CrowleyHead) December 27, 2019