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Radio hosts accuse Magic of faking AIDS

October 11, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Former LA Lakers star Magic Johnson says he's outraged that a pair of Minneapolis talk radio hosts accused him of faking aids. KTLK's Chris Baker and Langdon Perry made the remarks about Johnson during a conservative talk show on Wednesday.

After Johnson condemned the statements, the station responded saying it regrets what it calls "some off-hand remarks" by the commentators.

Johnson says those words damaged efforts to fight aids and that he wants the hosts to use their platform to educate their audience about the disease.

Johnson says quote "millions are dying from HIV and AIDS and the fact that they would make jokes about my status is unbelievable."

 

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