WEEI removes audio of host Christian Fauria doing racist Asian impression for Tom Brady’s agent
WEEI in Boston has removed audio of one of their hosts doing a racist Asian impression of Don Yee, the agent for Tom Brady.
Christian Fauria, a former tight end with the Patriots, is a co-host on “Ordway, Merloni & Fauria” on WEEI. He got into some hot water Friday for a racist segment he did. The trio did a skit where they reenacted how they envisioned the prank going down that led to the Boston Herald writing a false story about Tom Brady threatening to hold out.
Fauria decided to take the role of Yee for the skit, and he used a racist/stereotypical Asian voice and tones when playing the role of the agent (audio can be heard at Deadspin). The show also included some bamboo flute music in the background while doing the skit.
WEEI initially promoted the audio on their Twitter account, even calling it “fake Don Yee.”
— WEEI (@WEEI) February 9, 2018
The link used to direct listeners to the audio, but that page has been removed by the company. A visit to the page says “The requested page “/file/392251″ could not be found.”
The audio is pretty despicable, and it’s a wonder they even promoted it in the first place before realizing they should remove it.