John Banks taken off Magic Talk after racist radio exchange
01.27.2021 - By RNZ - All Programmes
Advertisers have withdrawn support en masse from a radio station after talkback host John Banks endorsed racist comments on air.
The former Auckland mayor has been taken off air by Magic Talk Radio after engaging with a caller who said the Maori culture was from the "stone age".
New Zealand Cricket has slammed the comments, in a statement saying it was "disgusted" and would review its broadcasting deal with the station if strong action isn't taken.
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