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Don Imus Apologizes for Ripping Kids Charity

11/5/2010 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Don Imus has apologized for slamming a commercial for a kids charity -- saying he was merely poking fun at a jingle that literally annoys everyone in possession of a working radio.  

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It all started during a commercial break on Wednesday's show when the Kars4Kids jingle started to play ... and Imus -- clearly not a fan of the jingle -- begged the singer to "shut up" and "go to hell."

Imus then groaned, "I should give you my Bentley -- you morons."

A rep for Kars4Kids tells TMZ they were flooded with emails -- and eventually posted a clip on their website with the title, "Is Imus really donating his Bentley to Kars4Kids?"

But the next day, Kars4Kids tells us Imus issued a "fairly thorough retraction and apology on air" -- and the group now insists that all is forgiven. A rep for Imus tells us, "Very catchy tune, very silly controversy."

That being said -- listening to that commercial is more tortuous than Abu Ghraib.


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1.

onlyinamerica    

~1one ,also washed up!!

1415 days ago
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Fuck Celebrities    

Morons should apologize for never having gotten a sense of humor.

1415 days ago
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Aurora    

Really? comparing an ad jingle to Abu Graib? did you run that past Harvey...it is not appropriate...

1415 days ago
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Tonya    

It sounds good to me and it's for great cause
http://radioads.com/SearchAd.asp?AdID=30429&CallLetters=WMKJ&UserResultsID=632352

1415 days ago
5.

Superman    

Maybe if the old sourpuss can't take the heat, then he should get out of the kitchen! He's the guy that would yelling, "Hey, you damn kids, get off my lawn!"

1415 days ago
6.

Shread    

and Don Imus dosen't have an annoying voice?

1415 days ago
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jen    

Ugh. Political correctness strikes again. USA. Land of the offended. What's next? A ban on being a smart-ass. I am doomed. Lighten up people.

1415 days ago
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electriczipper    

I hate that commerical too..at least he didnht say nappy headed kids

1415 days ago
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sickofit    

It is a kid singing badly, which kids do. Seeing it is for a good charity, Imus could have contained his grumpiness. What a grouch!

1415 days ago
10.

Chris    

What ever happened to FREE SPEECH?

1415 days ago
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cregis    

Is this the commercial which has the tune "Three Blind Mice"? If so, it reminds of the Three Stooges which I love.

1415 days ago
12.

ALAN    

IMUS IS A OLD WASHED UP DJ
HOW WOULD HE LIKE PEOPLE TO MAKE COMMENTS ABOUT HIS CHARITY

1415 days ago
13.

ed    

Don...oh Don...be a sport and give them your Bentley!

...man up...man!

1415 days ago
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Mista Celebrity    

Imus is nothing more than a frustrated, washed up old DJ that should have called it quits years ago. Watching paint dry is more entertaining than listening to his show and his band of suck ups that he surrounds himself with. He lives and breathes to benefit himself despite his token charity work. He needed a pop in his loud mouth to shut him up years ago. Stupid braggart and his Bentley. Big deal!

1415 days ago
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Jennyy    

Imus is a bully. He is the worst kind because he has such a large audience. Instead of just saying he doesn't like the jingle he has to tell the kid singing to "shut up" and "go to hell". What a big man he is.

*******

1415 days ago
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