Many Detroiters reacted positively to news that former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted of 24 charges related to corruption during his tenure at City Hall.
But one local radio show allegedly took to the skies to deliver a very specific suggestion to Kilpatrick, who was immediately remanded to jail this afternoon, along with contractor friend Bobby Ferguson. They may have crossed the line with this stunt.
"Mojo in the Morning," a popular morning radio show hosted by FM station 95.5, posted this update to Facebook on Monday afternoon:
"Hey Detroit listeners: If you are downtown, post a picture of our airplane that is flying over the downtown area + Kwame's courthouse right now ;)"
MLive Detroit was the first outlet to post a clear picture of the banner, which read: “Don’t Drop The Soap Kwame! Love (with a heart shape) Mojo 95.5”
The plane circled downtown Detroit, despite winds and heavy rains, at least five times on Monday afternoon.
Here's what the radio station posted on their website:
"Justice was served. And we were happy to send Kwame off to prison in style so that Detroit can move forward and begin the healing. Twitter exploded when our special message arrived in the skies of Detroit, circling the courthouse and the Kilpatrick home...
"Dropping the soap" is a reference to prison rape. Here's another picture of the banner. Did the radio station go too far with this stunt? Leave your answer in the comments.
Plane flying around with "Don't drop the soap Kwame - <3 Mojo 95.5" hahahahahaha twitter.com/geno_vino/stat…
— Eugene Vinogradov (@geno_vino) March 11, 2013