Sports Anchor Allegedly Loses Job Due to Prince Lyrics
Dan Phillips, a television sports anchor for Nashville’s WZTV Fox-17, says that he was fired from his job after incorporating Prince lyrics into a recent broadcast in honor of the late musician.
“First of all, I want to thank everyone for the kind words, comments and positive feedback on this tribute I did to Prince last week. It really means a lot,” Phillips wrote on Facebook. “Unfortunately, there were apparently some viewers, as well as management at the station, who did not feel the same way. They felt I was insensitive. And as a result, I was terminated today.”
Billboard has reached out to Phillips and WZTV Fox-17 for comment.
Despite Phillips’ Facebook post, a report by The Tennessean says he intends to meet with an attorney before talking further about the situation.
Watch the segment featuring Prince lyrics -- which Phillips captioned with “A little tribute to my favorite musical artist. Enjoy. Or just laugh at the idiot making as many Prince references as he can in four minutes” – below.