Dennis Malloy Apologizes to AG Gurbir Grewal for Turban Man Joke

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TRENTON-It conjured flashbacks to old Vietnam War era videos of captured U.S. pilots denouncing the American presence in Southeast Asia, coerced, scripted and with no real choice to do so.  It reminded us of recent ISIS propaganda videos, minus the black hooded figures to his left and right armed with machetes and AK-47’s.

All that was missing from Malloy’s Gurbir Grewal apology video was the public execution at the end by station president Ron deCastro.

New Jersey 101.5 radio talk show host Dennis Malloy apologized for his comedy skit on Wednesday where he admitted he can’t remember the name Gurbir Grewal, the first Sikh attorney general in the United States.

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He went on to say that from now on, Gurbir Grewal would be called “Turban Man” because of the turban he wears.

In return, the pair will be suspended from the radio station for ten days over those comments made about Gurbir Grewal.

Despite his radio station regularly fat shaming former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over the past eight years, Ron deCastro decided Gurbir Grewal’s reference as “Turban Man” was an over the top comment that needed an immediate correction and suspension.

Station President Ron deCastro said, “We take these comments seriously and echo Dennis and Judi’s sincere apology to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and his family, as well as the Sikh and Asian communities. Dennis and Judi are known for their plainspoken brand of humor, but in this case, the language used was clearly demeaning and inappropriate. New Jersey is a state that is rich in diversity, and our radio station has served as the people’s voice for nearly 30 years. With Dennis and Judi’s help, we will use this incident [against Gurbir Grewal] as a learning moment to further a dialogue of inclusiveness for all residents of our great state.”

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