Morgan Wallen Dropped from Radio and Suspended By Label Over Racial Slur

After a video surfaced of Morgan Wallen outside of his home in Tennessee Sunday evening, saying profanities and a racial slur – radio stations across the country as well as streaming services have removed his music from their playlists.

Morgan Wallen

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JANUARY 12: Morgan Wallen performs onstage at the Ryman Auditorium on January 12, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Ryman Auditorium)

“I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” Wallen shared in a statement to TMZ. “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.”

Just a few hours after the news broke, his record label Big Loud Records which is in partnership with Republic Records posted “In the wake of recent events, Big Loud Records has made the decision to suspend Morgan Wallen’s recording contract indefinitely. Republic Records fully supports Big Loud’s decision and agrees such behavior will not be tolerated.”

Country artists, members of the country music community, and fans across the country have shared their feelings and emotions regarding the incident. This all takes place as his recently released double album continues to break records and sits at the top of the charts.

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