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Halle Berry Slams Radio Host Rob Lederman After His On-Air Racist Comments Comparing Black Celebrities Skin Tone

Halle Berry Slams Radio Host Rob Lederman After His On-Air Racist Comments Comparing Black Celebrities Skin Tone

Halle Berry is calling out a recently fired radio host after hearing his comments comparing the color of hers and other Black celebrities’ skin.

The 54-year-old Oscar winner took to social media and said that the comments made by 97 Rock’s Rob Lederman were “disgusting”.

The clip was shared on Twitter, and Rob stated on The Morning Bull Show that he “may get into trouble for this,” before making his racist comments to his co-hosts Rich “Bull” Gaenzler and Chris Klein.

In the exchange, Rob had compared the skin tones of Halle, Serena Williams and Gayle King, among others.

After the incident, Rob was fired.

“CUMULUS MEDIA operates from a clearly-defined set of programming principles and there is no question that Rob Lederman’s comments made on The Morning Bull Show are in direct violation of those principles,” a statement from the radio read via People. “We swiftly terminated him and suspended the remainder of the show’s on-air talent. We apologize, and deeply regret the incident.”

“I could easily see how someone could be offended by that. I get that,” Rob said in his own words following the incident. “It sounds terrible, and it is terrible… Now, can I take back those words? No. If you listen to them, were they meant to be hurtful? Absolutely not.”

He added that he hoped to “learn from” the incident, and offered an apology to “anybody that would be hurt” by his comments.

Earlier today, there was a new development in Halle‘s child support for daughter Nahla.

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