Embattled radio host apologizes following 'inappropriate' video - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Embattled radio host apologizes following 'inappropriate' video

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Gary Craig as seen in a video he posted at the Hartford Latinofest. (Facebook photo) Gary Craig as seen in a video he posted at the Hartford Latinofest. (Facebook photo)
FARMINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A radio host in hot water for posting what local leaders perceived to be an inappropriate video online is expected to apologize for it on Wednesday.

Gary Craig, who works for 96.5 TIC-FM, posted the video to the station's Facebook page last month.

In it, Craig walked around Hartford's Latino Fest and made comments about various booths and vendors.

The video drew sharp criticism from the Latino community as well as Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, who called the comments "repulsive and bizarre."

The video prompted the radio station to temporarily remove Craig from its airwaves. The station's manager called it "inappropriate and not in line with our station's values."

On Tuesday, Craig issued an apology on-air.

He admitted his video was "insensitive" and "inappropriate."

"For that I want to sincerely apologize to the Latino community and anybody that I offended," Craig is heard saying.

He also said "I’ve been on the radio in Hartford now for 30 years and I love the city and its people. I’m just an entertainer that used bad judgment. I’ve definitely learned from my mistake and I will make sure I don’t repeat it. Once again, I want to apologize to those that I offended."

To listen to the full apology, click here.

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