A Michigan mayor is being accused of making some rather disgusting remarks about Black people and older women. An audio recording of Warren mayor Jim Fouts leaked on Monday, and in it, the politician allegedly compares a Black woman and her daughter to chimpanzees. He also reportedly uses the n-word.
“Blacks do look like chimpanzees,” Fouts, or someone who sounds like him, says in one recording. “I was watching this black woman with her daughter and they looked like two chimps.”
The mayor eventually shifts focus to the subject of older women and his disdain for them. “Think I want to date a f*cking 60-year-old hag?” Fouts says. “F*ck that sh*t. I’m not interested in any old ugly hag. I think after a certain age they are dried up, washed up burned out.”
Fouts has already issued a firm denial, saying it’s definitely not his voice on the recording. The mayor claims a political opponent is trying to discredit him by publishing fraudulent recordings. Unfortunately, Fouts was recently fired from a local radio show he hosted over comments he made about disabled children.
“Retarded kids. I just find, I guess, I mean you see these people. What good are they? They’re dysfunctional human beings,” Fouts says. “They’re not even human beings … I don’t want any part of this. This is one of the worst parts of being mayor. This is bottom of the barrel, to relate to retarded people. I don’t want to be around them, and I wish them well in a cage.”