By Ali Rockett
The on-air caller asked: Are Lumbee Indians a real tribe?
Jane Dough, via Facebook, said the phone lines immediately lit up.
The question was posted to the station’s and Jane Dough’s Facebook pages.
Due to the heated comments on both sides of the argument, the station deleted the post but not before it got nearly 1,000 comments. Many people threatened to boycott the station and filed complaints with the Federal Communications Commission.
Jane Dough issued the following apology, again on Facebook Monday afternoon, which was posted to the station’s page and website:
“I would like to apologize for playing the call from a listener who questioned if Lumbee Indians were a real tribe & I didn't know the answer to his question. This caused so much pandemonium & controversy that some people have filed complaints & have even taken steps to boycott the station. I sincerely & truly say sorry for all those who felt offended by that listener's question. But I'm the one who played the call, so boycott me & not my Foxy Fam. Once again, I apologize.”
For more on the Lumbees, see Lumbee Rocker's Album to Be Reissued, Indians Suffer Prejudice Against Blacks, and Beck Ridicules Lumbee Woman.
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