Well, Artie Lange doesn’t have to worry about scheduling conflicts with ESPN. The comedian has been banned from ever appearing on the network due to a racist and sexist Twitter rant. His explicit rant on Monday was targeted at Cari Champion.

Fans of the network know her as the host of First Take. Her job is to keep Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith in line. Pretty much impossible, but who doesn’t love a Skip Bayless meltdown.

Lange went out of his way to accost the host via Twitter, and went on a pretty lengthy tirade.

From there, it gets racist and explicit. You can jump on his timeline to read those if you choose. Granted, he’s known for his R-rated humor. This isn’t like Jeff Foxworthy all of the sudden going Lewis Black on you.

Still, Lange should know better. He knew he was going to get called out loudly with his remarks. You can’t hide behind comedy when you make blatant racist remarks.

Seeing as Twitter is only 140 characters, Artie Lange took to Facebook to offer an apology to Cari Champion. He didn’t offer an apology to ESPN, and he gleefully accepts the villain label offered by the network.

“I would rather load trucks for a living than ever apologize to one of these awful PC groups ruining the country. So that’s a NO. But if it upset the lady in question that’s another story. Let me say to Cari Champion if this hurt u in any way I’m sorry. I’m a comedian. Sometimes I’m funny! For the record my moms disgusted w the tweets. But if I based my humor on my mom I’d be broke.”

In the meantime, his Twitter timeline is filling up with posts defending himself and further apologizing to the host of First Take. Oh, and he levels enough hate towards political correctness to make anyone blush. The gluten free cake crack was a good one.


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