Chuck Garfien fired by CSN Chicago after bad karaoke performance surfaces
by Brian Farrell
on May 3, 2013
It’s been a busy 24 hours of layoffs for the CSN Chicago executives. Last night, Susannah Collins was handed her walking papers because of a video series made over three years ago. Early this morning, Chuck Garfien was let go after a video from last year surfaced.
Jim Benson, Vice President & GM of CSN Chicago, and one of the individuals who sealed Collins’ fate, was reached for comment in regards to the firing of Garfien.
“After Susannah gained some national exposure for Tuesday night’s slip up, we finally decided to actually do our job and run some background checks,” said the CSN exec. “What we found regarding Chuck was inexcusable.”
The incident Mr. Benson referred to was a karaoke performance at Trader Todd’s in which Garfien misread the lyrics to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer.”
“You can hear Chuck say ‘it doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not,’ when clearly everyone knows it’s ‘make it or not.’ I mean the lyrics are right there in front of you. That’s unacceptable.”
No word yet if Pat Boyle will be fired for his solo rendition of the “Harlem Shake.”