Close Danny Howard and Pete Tong’s shows on BBC Radio 1

Close Danny Howard and Pete Tong’s shows on BBC Radio 1

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Flavio Coma started this petition to BBC

Erick Morillo’s death is an avoidable tragedy that leaves a hole in the lives of his loved ones, while also denying a woman justice for the crimes he was accused of.

Speaking to followers on Twitter, the BBC Radio 1 presenter Danny Howards wrote: "He didn’t deserve to die, I’m heartbroken... Thank you for the music, thank you for your inspiration and thank you for all your support, legend..." on the other hand, Pete Tong via Instagram wrote that Morillo had him “demons”, which is absolutely not an excuse for sexual assault.

As Clash Magazine rightly stated: “these gut reactions – as understandable as they are – are simply not good enough. It’s not appropriate for a public broadcaster to label a case of sexual battery as “his demons” before speculating on trial pressure.

Rape is an indescribably damaging crime, one that remains incredibly difficult to prosecute in the United States. According to current statistics, for every 1000 instances of rape only 57 results in an arrest, while a mere 11 actually make court. In all, only six prison sentences are handed out for 1000 cases.

These figures are utterly heartbreaking, the cruel end product of a system that does not protect women. Club culture, too, must hold its share of this burden – Me Too has changed the way we view abuse, altered the way we interpret power structures. It’s not good enough for male DJs to hold a rank, to lock arms and block out any mention of Erick Morillo’s crimes, citing only his good character, his personal issues, and his lasting musical legacy.”

We ask the BBC to remove Danny Howard and Pete Tong from any radio/tv or further programs/shows, festivals or else, as they don’t deserve to have a National/International platform to showcase their persona. This because they are insults to the millions of people living in the UK, and those honest workers, who are trying hard to make a change for the better in the sector.

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