Former Boston radio host John DePetro, who has a habit of denigrating gays and lesbians, is back on the air, on a Providence, Rhode Island morning show. Last July, the host was suspended after he referred to the head of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority as “Fag Matt; And I don’t mean gay fag, I just mean the way when you’re a sophomore, juvenile, in grammar school and somebody would say you’re like a sissy boy fag. I don’t mean gay fag. I mean like sissy boy. He’s a little sissy boy. Wife wears the pants.”
Following that suspension DePetro was fired for calling gubernatorial candidate Grace Ross a “fat lesbian”.
DePetro, who is married with three children, told the Boston Herald he shouldn’t have been fired for the way he referred to Ross. Said the host: “I was factually accurate.”
Ross responded: “Well, if Rhode Island wants him it’s their choice. If he thinks he can build an audience there and they want him, that’s their choice.”