Kick Ass' Nappy Video Hits the Street
Controversial title offers sales percentage to Imus fund
LOS ANGELES -
Posted Jul 18th, 2007 00:00 AM by David Sullivan
Kick Ass Pictures' controversial new DVD, Nappy Headed Ho's
, has been released.
According to Kick Ass, "Nappy Headed Ho
's stars girls with closely twisted or curled hair (the dictionary definition of "nappy"), who have sex for money (the dictionary definition of "ho")." The release drew national media attention after Kick Ass offered to donate $1 from each DVD sale to a retirement fund for radio personality Don Imus.
Imus was fired by CBS Radio on April 12 for calling the Rutgers University women's basketball team "nappy headed ho's." Imus is suing CBS Radio for money owed on his contract, according to published reports.
Kick Ass President Mark Kulkis said Wednesday he would still make good on the May offer if Imus contacts him. In the company's initial announcement of the offer, Kulkis said this was "a free speech issue."
"As an adult media company, we're especially defensive of free speech. Don Imus is a loud mouth and perhaps a bigot. However, CBS Radio was hypocritical in hiring Imus to be blunt and outspoken, then firing him for the same reason," Kulkis said. "Fellow broadcast personalities Ann Coulter and Pat Robertson spew anti-gay slurs, yet they are not fired by their networks."
For more information about the movie, visit nappydvd.com