BOSTON (CBS) – Radio listeners in Boston were buzzing Wednesday about the status of Matt Siegel after the longtime host of “Matty in the Morning” on Kiss 108 appeared to quit during Wednesday’s show.READ MORE: I-Team: Hopkinton Drug Advertises Supply Of Ivermectin, Despite Ineffectiveness Against COVID
Siegel said on air that management had spoken to him after comments he made regarding singer Demi Lovato’s announcement that they now identify as non-binary.
Siegel told listeners he did not want to continue on air if there were limits on what he could talk about.
“I am the biggest of all time and they said shut up Matt, stop talking. Well, I hope you’re happy because I just stopped talking. Matty out,” Siegel said before leaving and not returning for the final 45 minutes of the show.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
Despite appearing to quit, Siegel told Boston.com that he believes cooler heads have prevailed and he expects to return.
Comedian Lenny Clarke, a longtime friend and frequent guest of the show, says he thinks this is cancel culture at its worst – and he’s hoping Matty did not sign off for good.
“And I mean if someone can make us laugh and cheer us up in the morning, all the better,” Clarke said. “And I really, sincerely hope that Matty Siegel is back tomorrow morning.”MORE NEWS: Wednesday's Child: 15-Year-Old Aiyanna
WBZ-TV reached out to Siegel and Kiss 108 management for comment, but have not yet heard back.