Yesterday we told you about how a homophobic slur, aimed at evening host Seth Dunlap, somehow originated from WWL’s own Twitter account. Entercom New Orleans Market Manager Kevin Cassidy sent a memo to his team Wednesday to update them on the incident.
Despite the fact that the WWL team pulled the tweet as soon as it found out about it, nothing just disappears on the Internet and it was screen grabbed and circulated on Twitter, causing instant reaction.
Here’s what Cassidy said to his team: “The company takes this breach of policy and ethics seriously. At this time, we do not know the author, but are taking all possible steps to uncover his or her identity. Immediately after the incident, I spoke directly with Seth to express my outrage and apologized that he was on the receiving end of this tweet. I also shared with him that I was personally disgusted by it. I want Seth and everyone to know that WWL, Entercom, and I support him and we are thankful to have him on our team. This individual’s statement does not reflect WWL or the company’s values or standards of decency. WWL works tirelessly 24/7/365 to be the voice of the Gulf South…we inform and thereby protect the community when a crisis arises…we educate and engage via news and thoughtful talk. This does not represent us nor will it.”
Dunlap did not do his show Wednesdaynight due to everything the took place.