Bergeron Asked to Step Down as Cancer Organization ‘Ambassador’
According to KLFY TV-10, the American Cancer Society is asking Jamie Bergeron to step down as their "Brand Ambassador".
In light of Bergeron's recent Social Media posts that were deemed racist and insensitive by many, the Acadiana Chapter of the American Cancer Society confirmed to KLFY they requested he step down.
Bergeron, a cancer survivor, had been named the organization's "Spirit of Hope" honoree. In past years, he has given many hours of service to the community through fundraisers and benefits.
The American Cancer Society (Acadiana Chapter), citing their organizations' values as the reason for the distancing, did express gratitude to Jamie Bergeron for the years of support he gave their organization.
Reaction to Bergeron's posts and subsequent firing from his position with Acadian Ambulance last week is still heating up on Social Media, with many people vowing to boycott any entity severing ties with the popular Cajun musician.