Morgan Wallen’s music has been pulled from iHeart and Cumulus radio stations following video of him using the N-word.
“In light of Morgan Wallen’s recent actions involving the use of a racial slur, we have made the decision to remove his music and content from our stations effective immediately,” an iHeart spokesperson told Page Six on Wednesday.
Cumulus Media, the second-biggest radio chain in the U.S. after iHeartRadio, made the same decision, Variety reported.
A rep for Cumulus didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
The swift decision comes hours after the country music star, 27, apologized for using the racial epithet.
“I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” Wallen, 27, said in a statement given to ET. “There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.”
Following the incident, fellow country music stars Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini called out the double standard within their industry.
“the truth is the truth,” Ballerini wrote alongside a tweet that read, “if a female artist did 5% of the s–t he has pulled she would be dropped immediately by everyone.”
Morris added in response to Ballerini’s message, “yup. we’d be dropped, endorsements lost, social pariahs to music row…”
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