WEEI Suspends Christian Fauria for Using Stereotyped Asian Accent

WEEI Suspends Christian Fauria for Using Stereotyped Asian Accent

The incident occurred on Friday afternoon.

Fauria was trying to make a joke during a discussion on WEEI of Boston Herald columnist Ron Borges' column about Tom Brady, which was based on a hoax text from someone pretending to be Yee.

Fauria read the texts that a fake Yee sent to the Boston Herald, duping the tabloid newspaper. Fauria and his co-hosts were doing a dramatic reading of the texts when he did the racist voice.

Fauria is a radio host on WEEI, in Boston.

"Fauria, a 13-year National Football League veteran, spent four years with the Patriots from 2002 to 2005, and helped New England win two Super Bowl rings at Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX". He has 2 Super Bowl rings. "For me, I don't know why, Don Yee sounds like an Asian guy".

"I'm gonna be Don Yee", Fauria said before starting.

WEEI initially promoted the audio on their Twitter account, even calling it "fake Don Yee". He's of Chinese descent but was born in California and does not have an Asian accent.

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Fauria, who co-hosts the daily program "Ordway, Merloni & Fauria" that's broadcast throughout MA on WEEI-FM, said in a statement that he has reached out to Yee to personally apologize for his racially "insensitive" impersonation. "We regret Christian's commentary and we apologize to Mr. Yee and those offended by the segment", WEEI said in a statement.

Managers for the sports radio network WWEE, which broadcasts Fauria's show "Ordway, Merloni & Fauria" daily throughout MA, said they do not "support or condone" Fauria's comments.

Fauria apologized on Twitter and claimed he had reached out to Yee privately to do the same.

Station managers suspended Christian Fauria on Friday for five days after what he called a "horrible attempt at humor".

He went on to say that he had reached out to Don Yee to apologize personally.

This was the second recent time WEEI came under fire for a host's comments about Tom Brady, or someone associated with him.

That was in the week before the Super Bowl, Alex Reimer has returned to the airwaves.

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