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Ukraine

Polish Radio Show Taken Off Air After Comments On Ukrainian Women

A Polish radio station has removed a show from the airwaves after two journalists made remarks on Ukrainian women that have been denounced as vulgar and sexist.

The board of the Warsaw-based Eska Rock station has also apologized for the behavior of Michal Figurski and Kuba Wojewodzki.

The journalists had joked about sexually assaulting and abusing Ukrainian cleaning women after the Ukrainian team's 1-0 loss to England during the Euro 2012 football championship that is being cohosted by Poland and Ukraine.

Both journalists lost their jobs in the wake of the comments, and prosecutors are examining the case to decide whether to launch a criminal investigation.

The journalists could face up to three years in prison if convicted of insulting a person because of their race or nationality.

Based on reporting by dpa and RFE/RL
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by: Peter M from: Jersey City, USA
June 28, 2012 22:49
The were rightly fired and I hope that theirs is the last generation of imbeciles who continue this sort of stupidity with race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation. I'm so glad that people are denouncing this.

Speaking of the butt of jokes, I'm Polish and emigrated to the US in the early 1970s. In the US, whenever Americans see or hear the word "Polish," the next word that pops to mind automatically is "joke" — even in the media. I mean, 3 out of 5 Americans can't find the US on a map, let alone Poland so I find it truly bizarre.

I cannot tell you how many times I've been with people that I consider to be intelligent, well-read people bring up some sort of reference to Polish jokes when they discover I'm Polish. They think it's hilarious. I just kinda awkwardly stare into space and smile politely.

It's not like I say, "Hey, you're an American! Some of my best friends are fat and stupid."

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