Two radio jocks in Minneapolis, Chris Baker and Langdon Perry of KTLK insinutated on air that Magic Johnson is faking having HIV. Their comments/opinions have left the public and Johnson reeling. to recompense for the out of pocket remarks the radio station is airing PSA’s about HIV and AIDS awareness. However it is unknown if the duo will be reprimanded.
To read the comments made by Baker and Perry see below. Magic Johnson was officially diagnosed with HIV back in 1991 and has continually encouraged AIDS and HIV awareness all over the world. In an interview with the Seattle Times Johnson said “We can’t have people out here making false statements and putting out bad information, because this battle is too big when it comes to HIV and AIDS.” He also said he would hate to see the two lose their jobs. I guess when you are dealing what he has been dealing with for so long there are more important issues at hand than the negativity of those around you.
PERRY: What about diseases that are eminently treatable and you can live with for a long, long time quite healthily if you just get some basic drugs?
BAKER: Like Magic Johnson.
PERRY: Like Magic with his faked AIDS. Magic faked AIDS.
BAKER: You think Magic faked AIDS for sympathy?
PERRY: I’m convinced that Magic faked AIDS.
BAKER: Yeah, me too.
PERRY: It falls apart —
BAKER: Which is horrible.
PERRY: — when you get into motivation. I’m not sure why, but I’m pretty sure he faked AIDS.
BAKER: I’ve got a great e-mail here from —
PERRY: ‘Cause he’s the only cured AIDS guy ever.