Kiss 108 Matty in the Morning host Matt Siegel says blowout over Demi Lovatos pronouns is not end of his show – WCVB Boston

Kiss 108 Matty in the Morning host Matt Siegel says blowout over Demi Lovato’s pronouns is not end of his show

One of Boston’s most popular morning radio hosts abruptly ended his broadcast Wednesday, causing fans to speculate he might have quit the program he hosted for more than 40 years. Matt Siegel’s blowout during his “Matty in the Morning” show on Kiss 108 began after he said a boss told him to stop talking about pop star Demi Lovato, who earlier in the morning came out as non-binary and asked to be addressed using gender-neutral pronouns. Siegel had expressed his opposition to Lovato’s decision. “They said shut up, Matt. Stop talking. Well, I hope you’re happy ‘cuz I just stopped talking. Matty out,” Siegel said before abruptly ending his broadcast. Siegel spoke with NewsCenter 5 about the incident by phone Wednesday afternoon from Florida, where he’s been working. “In this world that we live in now, what I think, I’m not supposed to say. Which, for a person at my, you know, point in my career, that’s tough,” he said. The radio host said he does not want to let down his fans and that he would return to the airwaves on Thursday. Siegel said he harbored no hard feelings toward his boss, or anyone, but was frustrated because he wants to be “free” to talk about issues as he sees them. He also said that walking away from the show would not be “practical.”Siegel celebrated his show’s four-decade run in January.

One of Boston’s most popular morning radio hosts abruptly ended his broadcast Wednesday, causing fans to speculate he might have quit the program he hosted for more than 40 years.

Matt Siegel’s blowout during his “Matty in the Morning” show on Kiss 108 began after he said a boss told him to stop talking about pop star Demi Lovato, who earlier in the morning came out as non-binary and asked to be addressed using gender-neutral pronouns.

Siegel had expressed his opposition to Lovato’s decision.

“They said shut up, Matt. Stop talking. Well, I hope you’re happy ‘cuz I just stopped talking. Matty out,” Siegel said before abruptly ending his broadcast.

Siegel spoke with NewsCenter 5 about the incident by phone Wednesday afternoon from Florida, where he’s been working.

“In this world that we live in now, what I think, I’m not supposed to say. Which, for a person at my, you know, point in my career, that’s tough,” he said.

The radio host said he does not want to let down his fans and that he would return to the airwaves on Thursday. Siegel said he harbored no hard feelings toward his boss, or anyone, but was frustrated because he wants to be “free” to talk about issues as he sees them. He also said that walking away from the show would not be “practical.”

Siegel celebrated his show’s four-decade run in January.

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