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Howard Stern angers Selena fans

DALLAS, April 5 -- Hispanic leaders in Texas threatened Wednesday to boycott radio stations that air shock jock Howard Stern because of remarks he made about slain Tejano superstar Selena. The switchboard of Dallas radio station KEGL-FM was jammed by callers Tuesday protesting Stern's parody of weeping fans of the 23-year-old Grammy-award-winning singer who was slain Friday in Texas over an alleged business dispute.

'His comments are pretty racist,' said Joe Guerreo, vice president of the United Latin American Citizens Council in Fort Worth. 'They've hurt thousands of Hispanics in the area.' Guerrero said his group is considering a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission. Other Hispanics leaders said they were calling for a boycott of radio stations and their advertisers. The Stern broadcast Tuesday parodied weeping Selena fans and made disparaging comments about Mexico and Mexican-Americans. Stern also played excerpts of Selena's music with gunshots in the background. 'This music does absolutely nothing for me,' he said. 'Alvin and the Chipmunks have more soul...Spanish people have the worst taste in music. They have no depth.' KEGL management issued a statement saying Stern's comments were unfortunate. 'Howard Stern's comments and viewpoints...do not reflect those of the management and staff of KEGL. Even though Selena was not a featured artist of KEGL, we feel a profound loss in her death, as Selena's contributions spanned more than the music industry.' Selena Quintanilla Perez was shot and killed at Corpus Christi on Friday, allegedly by a disgruntled business associate she was about to fire. Yolanda Saldivar, 32, of San Antonio, has been charged with murder. An estimated 50,000 people traveled from Mexico and throughout the United States to view her casket before a private funeral on Monday in Corpus Christi.

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