NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) —
A WWL Radio host at the center of a controversy involving a homophobic slur has announced that he will be taking a leave of absence.
The tweet was sent from the station’s account and directed at radio host Seth Dunlap, one of the station’s employees.
Dunlap is openly gay and has written and talked about being a gay man covering professional sports.
The remark was immediately deleted, but not before thousands of followers screen-grabbed the tweet and shared it with their shocked and angry reactions.
Dunlap said Thursday he will be taking a leave of absence from his show in a series of tweets.
WWL Radio said it is investigating the incident but does not know who sent the tweet.