Rapper Apologizes for A Pole In My Pants Video

An entertainment firm, Play Wit It Entertainment, has issued a public apology to the Jackson, Mississippi Fire Department on behalf of  “Hollywood Luck” following a controversial  rap video that showcased a JFD ladder truck and turnout gear. The department reportedly has taken “severe” disciplinary action against those involved in making the truck and PPE available, but the details have not been released.

The apology said:  “As entertainers we were unaware of any policies, laws or wrongdoings that were made during the time of creating our video. Words cannot express how truly sorry we are for any inconvenience that we may have caused our city.”

A new version of the video has been released that omits the JFD ladder and PPE.WLOX.com – The News for South Mississippi

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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