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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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76.

tallp    

kars4kids. kids represented dont drive cars. jingle should say cars for deadbeat parents that cant manage their lives.

1364 days ago
77.

j    

Agree with Imus. I can't stand that commercial. As soon as I hear it coming on I rush to turn the radio off. I'll never do business with them because of that awful song.

1364 days ago
78.

Readmypost    

Imus Commenting on a childrens charity, Nice!

Isnt this the guy who has a cancer charity where he uses cancer ridden children as labor on his ranch. I wonder if the tune is as annoying as shoveling horse crap on chemo.

What a human waste. Also, as for people should have a sence of humor....he can barely speak and isnt funny. Mabey he should focus on his core material calling his black staff members the n-word and calling black female athletes nappy headed hoes.

With guys like Stern and Bubba the Love Sponge I dont get why this guy still has a career. Do the world and sick kids a favor and die!

1364 days ago
79.

getreal    

Why does anyone even tune in the b------s"s program?

1364 days ago
80.

Robert    

Free publicity. The charity wins Bently or not.

1364 days ago
81.

THIN LIZZY    

Washed up cokehead. Time to retire.

1363 days ago
82.

SCHOOLTEACH    

No matter what the time of day, Don Imus can't seem to speak without slurring his words. Considering the unintelligible content that listeners are subjected to each weekday morning, it's the "I-Man", not a charity's harmless jingle, who's guilty of launching the grating assault to radio listeners' ears.

1363 days ago
83.

RabbleRouser    

Kars 4 Kids is hardly a charity, unless you call sending Jewish kids in upstate New York to camps in Israel or to Hebrew school a compelling cause. And even if you did, most of the money raised doesn't even go to fund that organization.

They are currently being investigated in numerous states.

As one other person mentioned, they are also notorious for not changing the registration over-and the poor person who made the donation finds out they are getting a bunch of tickets for it.

1363 days ago
84.

Nick    

Kars-4-Kids allegedly is a long-standing scam begun by a Rusian. Have your people search under "Kars-4-Kids fraud."

1361 days ago
85.

regulator    

Too bad. Kars for Kids is one of the biggest scam organizations going in the US. http://www.ripoffreport.com/non-profit-charities/kars4kids-kars-4-kid/kars4kids-kars-4-kids-ripoff-y633b.htm

1075 days ago
86.

joe    

looks like Imus likes the "new" kars4kids jingle!! Listen to this snippet. *Warning close your ears for the 10 seconds http://www.kars4kids.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/new-jingle-gets-stamp-of-approval-from-imus/

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