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Morgan Wallen dropped by talent agency after racial slur video

by WENN February 6th, 2021, 4:00 am

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Morgan Wallen has been dropped by his talent agency after a video emerged of him using a racial slur.

The country singer was caught by his neighbor’s doorbell camera using the N-word to describe a drunk friend as they returned home after a night out in Nashville. While he issued an apology after the video emerged, it wasn’t enough to stop the damage caused to his career, as his contract with his record label was suspended indefinitely and he was declared ineligible for any prizes at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Now, Wallen has been dropped by WME (William Morris Endeavor), the agency confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.

In addition, Wallen’s songs were pulled from iHeart Media radio stations, while SiriusXM, Spotify and Pandora removed his tunes from their playlists and CMT (Country Music Television) announced they were removing any Wallen appearances from their platforms.

The musician has yet to respond to the latest culling of professional engagements. He hasn’t posted on Instagram for a week, while his last post on Twitter came on 2 February, as he promoted a new range of merchandise.

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