Jay Severin, the fiery right wing talker on Boston’s WTKK-FM was suspended 4/30 after calling Mexican immigrants “criminaliens,” “primitives,” “leeches,” and exporters of “women with mustaches and VD,” among other things. Heidi Raphael, a spokeswoman for the station, told The Boston Globe Severin had been suspended indefinitely from his afternoon drive-time show.
In an e-mail, Severin, a bombastic voice whose views often mirror those of fringe conservatives and who rarely lacks something to say, referred questions to his lawyer. “I am simply not at liberty to discuss it at this time,” he wrote.
George Tobia, his lawyer, said it was not clear how long Severin will be on suspension. “All we know is it’s indefinite,” he said in a telephone interview. “We’re just learning of it, and we’re dealing with it.”
In one of his broadcasts last week, Severin said: “So now, in addition to venereal disease and the other leading exports of Mexico – women with mustaches and VD – now we have swine flu.”
Later, he described Mexicans as “the world’s lowest of primitives.”
“When we are the magnet for primitives around the world – and it’s not the primitives’ fault by the way, I’m not blaming them for being primitives – I’m merely observing they’re primitive,” he said.
He added that Mexicans are destroying schools and hospitals in the United States. He also criticized their hygiene, said the Globe story.