Comedian Artie Lange Makes Slavery Sex Jokes About First Take Host Cari Champion

Cari Champion attends the Paley Prize Gala, honoring ESPN’s 35th anniversary, May 28, 2014, in New York City; Artie Lang of The Nick and Artie Show in 2012
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Comedian Artie Lange has proved once again to be a vile human being. This time his target was Cari Champion, host of ESPN’s First Take. Lange decided that it would be a great idea to tweet about his sexual fantasies involving ESPN’s female hosts, but he seemed to single out Champion. 

In his series of tweets, Lange described sexual scenarios he would enjoy with Champion, which included her being a slave. “I attempt to whip @CariChampion cuz she disrespected the Jefferson Plantation but she grabs whip & beats me,” is one highly edited tweet from Lange.


Lange then went on to tweet the following:

In response to Lange’s tweets, the hashtag #iSupportCari has trended on Twitter:


So far, Lange’s tweets have not been deleted and he has not issued an apology. But Jemele Hill, host of ESPN2’s His and Hers, tweeted her support for Champion:


Let’s see how many people rush to defend Champion, and force Lange to apologize, the same way people defended Iggy Azalea when Snoop bullied her online. I won’t hold my breath, because typically when it’s a black woman being offended, no one cares.

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