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Artie Lange posts racist, sexist tweets about ESPN anchor

Artie Lange is in hot water for tweeting racist and sexist remarks about ESPN anchor Cari Champion.Anna Webber/Getty Images for SiriusXM Artie Lange is in hot water for tweeting racist and sexist remarks about ESPN anchor Cari Champion.

Artie Lange is in hot water for his recent tweets about a female ESPN anchor.

The comedian posted a series of tweets Tuesday in which he described pleasuring himself to “First Take” host Cari Champion — and makes it worse by evoking slavery when describing fantasy scenarios involving Champion.

ESPN has issued a statement about Lange’s remarks, calling them “reprehensible.”

“No one should be subjected to such hateful language,” the statement continued. “They objectify and demean one of our valued employees under the thin guise of ‘comedy’ and are offensive to all of us. We will not dignify them with any other comment.”

Champion has also declined to comment, according to SI.com.

Lange himself responded to the outcry on Wednesday in a series of tweets in which he defended himself as trying to compliment Champion as a “gorgeous lady” in what he thought was a humorous way.

“I won’t debate if the tweets were funny. That could take minutes of precious time left in my career,” he tweeted. “The issue is do they warrant an apology.”

Cari Champion is a co-host on the ESPN series ‘First Take.’ Her employer denounced Lange’s tweets as ‘reprehensible.’Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Paley Center fo Cari Champion is a co-host on the ESPN series ‘First Take.’ Her employer denounced Lange’s tweets as ‘reprehensible.’

“Tricky question. I would rather load trucks for a living then ever apologize to one of these awful PC groups ruining the country.”

“So that’s a NO,” he added. “But if it upset the lady in question that’s another story. Let me say to @CariChampion if this hurt u in any way I’m sorry.”

The former member of “The Howard Stern Show” has already suffered professional blowback: He tweeted Wednesday that an upcoming appearance on the Comedy Central series “@midnight” had been canceled due to the scandal.

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