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Radio host won't be on the air for the rest of the week following 'racist' video

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Gary Craig in the video he posted. (Facebook photo) Gary Craig in the video he posted. (Facebook photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A local personality who posted what was perceived to be a racist online video will not be on the air for the rest of the week.

Gary Craig is in hot water after the video from last weekend's Hartford Latino Fest appeared on the 96.5 TIC-FM Facebook page.

Station manager Steve Salhany said Craig was not on the air Wednesday morning and would not be on the air for the rest of the week.

In the video, Craig made comments that Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin called "repulsive and bizarre." Craig made the remarks while walking through the festival.

"Gary’s video was inappropriate and was not in line with our station’s values," WTIC-FM said in a statement on Tuesday. "We are taking this matter seriously and have communicated to Gary that there is no place for this type of content on our station.”

Craig also issued a statement on Tuesday during which he said he wanted to address the video.

"I recognize that it was a poor attempt at being humorous. It was insensitive and stupid, and I sincerely apologize," he said.

Several other local leaders spoke out against the video on Tuesday.

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