Chrissy Teigen Quits Twitter, Radio Host Compares Black Women to Toaster Settings and More In The Daily Rundown…
Bobby Brown and his co-parent, Kim Ward, are speaking out for the first time since the release of their deceased son Bobby Brown Jr.'s autopsy and toxicology reports.
The New Edition singer's late son was found dead in his Los Angeles home last November and last week, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that the 28-year-old had overdosed on cocaine, fentanyl, and alcohol.
Both Ward and Brown believe that someone provided their son with the drugs that caused his overdose. According to Ward, her son was "not into drugs."
"Bobby was often easily influenced," Ward said in a statement issued to People. "This is a situation where he associated himself with the wrong people. My son is gone and those who contributed to his senseless death should be held accountable."
Worse, the family's attorney, Christopher Brown, believes that the deceased may have consumed the fentanyl "without his knowledge and we believe it killed him."
"My family continues to mourn my son's death," Brown expressed in the statement. "Street fentanyl has taken the life of so many people unnecessarily and Bobby Jr. is another victim. This epidemic is out of control and those supplying this lethal drug should be held responsible for the death and destruction that it causes."
Chrissy Teigen Quits Twitter, Cites Negativity
Chrissy Teigen has decided to leave Twitter and according to the model, the increasing negativity on the social networking platform is to blame.
“For over 10 years you guys have been my world,” Teigen wrote Wednesday night, according to the Associated Press. “But it’s time to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something.”
“My life goal is to make people happy,” she went on. “The pain I feel when I don’t is too much for me. I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not.”
Last fall, Teigen and husband, John Legend, suffered the loss of their son, Jack, who was born prematurely. Teigen documented much of her journey on social media. Sadly, she heavily criticized for doing so.
Radio Personality Fired After Comparing Black Women's Skin Tones To Toaster Settings
Rob Lederman of Boston's "Morning Bull" radio show on 97 Rock, has been fired and his co-hosts have been suspended after they engaged in a discussion in which Lederman compared Black women's skin tones to toaster settings, The Buffalo News reports. Lederman's comments attracted criticism rather quickly and resulted in Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center's decision to stop advertising with the station.
Parent company Cumulus Media said in a statement Wednesday that the comments are a direct violation of their programming principles.