Jim Rome Mocks Marching Bands as “Dorks,” Later Apologizes For “Bullying”

Jim Rome
Jim Rome tweeted calling marching band members "dorks" and later apologized.  Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Not cool dude! On New Year's Day — as millions watched the country's best marching bands in the annual Rose Bowl Parade on TV per tradition — radio host Jim Rome tweeted his musings on marching bands, but his riff backfired.

"Is there anyone not in a marching band who thinks those dorks running around with their instruments are cool?" the host of CBS' The Jim Rome Show, 50, wrote. 

Immediately band members and alums started angrily tweeting about Rome's message, starting the hashtag #MarchOnRome. 

The next day he once again took to Twitter, deleting his original tweet and posting a new message. 

"Band nation – I hear you. I was out of line. I apologize. I do not condone bullying of any kind and that was not my intent," he wrote to his 1.3 million followers.

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