Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the now infamous radio talk show host who recently apologized for saying the N-word 11 times (we counted) to a caller on the air, dropped the Q-word on Tuesday. The conservative host announced on Larry King Live that she plans to give up her radio show when her contract is up at the end of this year.
Dr. Laura told Larry that she wants to “regain her First Amendment rights.”
“I want to be able to say what’s on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry,” she continued. Corrine Baldassano, an executive with her publishing company, Take on the Day LLC, said that the talk show host plans to “pursue opportunities through her website, books, podcasts and a YouTube channel,” after leaving the airwaves at the end of the year.
Pop Eater reports that at least two national sponsors of Dr. Laura’s radio show, General Motors and Motel 6 have pulled out after Dr. Laura accused her caller of being “hypersensitive to racism” and used the N-word in an attempt to make a “philosophical point.”
However, the talk show host maintains that she “never called anybody a bad word” and “wasn’t dissing anybody.”
Watch part of Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s interview with Larry King below:
Previously, Laura’s negative comments about homosexuality on her television show in 2000 inspired gay activists to launch a campaign to get her off the air.
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