Radio personalities Bubba the Love Sponge®, Cledus Judd, Orlando, battle over Caylee Anthony song

August 2nd, 2011 by Staff

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Cledus T. Judd said he is tired from what he calls constant personal attacks. “It is something I have never had to deal with before,” Judd said.

It started after the radio personality wrote and released a song called ” She’s Going Places” in tribute of Caylee Anthony. The two-year-old girl’s murder case gained national attention.

After the song hit the airwaves last month, another radio host, Bubba the Love Sponge®, created a different version of the song, and posted it to his website.

Cledus said his song honoring Caylee is now filled with foul language and statements degrading the little girl. Because of foul language, ABC Action News will not play Bubba’s version or even share it on our website.

“To take it to that level is unfathomable,” said Judd. “I can hardly comprehend what’s going on.”

Judd was at a loss, so he turned to Orlando Davis, host of Wild 94.1, a colleague in his building and a friend of Bubba’s.

Orlando went on Bubba’s website to hear for himself. “I mean it is sad . He used audio from Cledus and attached him to it.. It was some of the most heinous things I have ever heard about a child that people are so emotionally attached to,” Davis said.

Orlando was so bothered, he decided to send a personal e-mail to his friend. “I said, ‘Look, I think you are really missing the mark. You know you are really dogging the song that is trying to help kids. Why don’t you pull back? Why are you attacking Cledus?’ But then Bubba took that personal email and then read it on the air and made it a public fight between us.”

Orlando said their Twitter account and e-mails lit up.

“I have gotten a lot of people who are in Bubba’s army or followers who are basically doing his bidding and calling me every insult in the world,” said Davis.

They were not the only ones to get threats. Judd said the organization where proceeds were headed was also inundated.

In an unusual move, PROTECT.ORG chose not to take any donations from the song.

The Executive Director Grier Weeks of PROTECT.ORG. released this statement:

“Our organization has been deluged with obscene and menacing phone calls, emails and internet attacks from across the U.S. This bizarre and lurid radio drama has distracted the National Association to Protect Children from our work,” Weeks wrote.

It’s not deterring the radio host, he’s a father first, and it’s why he is doing this for Caylee.

“I am still going to make it good somehow,” Judd said. “Somebody will accept a check on my behalf and Caylee’s behalf one day.”

It’s uncertain how much money the song has brought in so far. The song is available on itunes and Amazon.com.

Judd said 100 percent of his profits will go to charity.

In an email, Brent Hatley, Executive Producer of the Bubba Radio Network said Bubba had no comment.

Judd said he plans on taking legal action.


19 Responses

  1. CAROL

    WAH, WAH, WAH,

    CLEDUS, STARTS THIS SHIT WITH BUBBA, ADDS ORLANDO TO
    HELP HIM, AND NOW THEY CRY FOUL,
    WAH WAH WAH
    I UNDERSTAND WHAT BUBBA HAS TO DO, TO APEASE THESE
    STUPID ASS PEOPLE, BUT THIS IS REALLY SICKENING.
    HE CAN USE BUBBA’S VOICE AND EMAIL, AND USE IT
    ON HIS AIR, BUT THEN BUBBA AND NED, DO A SONG,
    WITH HIS VOICE IN IT, AND NOW HE HAS TO SUE. DAH.
    THIS RADIO INDUSTRY IS SO FRIGGING STUPID.
    THEY JUST HATE GETTING BEAT BY BUBBA AND THE BOYS.
    I FEEL YOUR PAIN,
    LOVE YOU GUYS.
    DONT TAKE IT PERSONALLY NED, THIS IS ALL ABOUT
    THIER FRIGGING EGO, GETTING HURT. DAH.
    HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT POOR DEAD BABY,
    KAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY.
    I SUPPORT YOU, BUBBA IN WHAT EVER YOU DO.

  2. FIREMAN

    DIDNT A PREVIOUS IDIOT TRY THIS LEGAL STUFF BEFORE? WHININ LIL TODD SCHNITT? YEAH IT DIDNT WORK OUT WELL FOR HIM EITHER…

    FACE IT CLEATUS, YOU RIPPED OFF ANOTHER SONG, YOU IMPOSTERED AS AN ORIGINAL WORK AND THEN YOU FELL FOR A BOGUS “CHARITY”…. YOU’RE BUSTED. BEST THING TO DO NOW IS CALL BUBBA ON THE AIR, OWN IT AND APPOLOGYZE AND IT WILL ALL GO AWAY. FURTHER POSTURING AND MANIPULATION OF THE LEFT WING IDIOT MEDIA WILL ONLY CONTINUE YOUR DECENT IN THE POOL OF QUICKSAND YOU’VE MANAGED TO WANDER INTO WITH YOUR EFFORTS. HECK I BET THEY WOULD EVEN HELP YOU FIND A REAL CHARITY TO CONTINUE YOUR EFFORTS

  3. Jay

    How do I listen to the song that Ned is getting in trouble for? I want to make my own opinion.

  4. diantha

    i agree with the fact that cledus needs to own up to the fact that he fed up royally. now he just needs to find a true organization that really helps kids. just like the angelus house. and hook up with them and give the proceeds to the song to them or how about this write an origional song that isn’t so cheesy and give the proceeds that way.

  5. Shelly

    Bubba stick to your guns. We need you in this town to help blow these legal criminals out of the water like you did Protect.Org. I am sick and tired of these people getting over on all of the American people that think they are trying to do something good by contributing to these organizations. Protect.Org as you showed has done nothing for any children. I think the woman said it the best last week the reason all of this has blown out of control is because you made Cledis and Orlando look like idiots and are taking what they thought was going to be a huge publicity event and showed it for what it was Pandering.
    They could cry all they want but all you did was yet again expose another organization. Please don’t stop doing what your doing because you have Bubba Army and we will stick with you. Beleive me I wish there were more people like you that tells us like it is because no one else will. Love That!!!

  6. Greg

    So now we know what brings down the mighty Bubba Army…Sponsor money or threats to lack of…You just set a precedence for all your enemies and now they know what chains to pull.You might as well stick a handful of Vaseline jelly up your ass..Suspending our boy Ned was really a puss move. You are gonna hear shit about this from the Ned fans not mention deflating your approval rating..I agree with Ned..Your a walking contradiction..I hope Ned quits..I’m personally boycotting the show,all products people advertised on the show that I normally buy while his suspension is in effect and probably longer..All your boys there are pussy yes men Ive lost all respect for.. Bow down to the Bubba God or get a censored time out like a 2 yr old.. F you..This is going to have catastrophic effects in the days to come..You guys suck ..You’ll have to earn me back as a listener if ever and you can tell all your hob nob big money sponsors that..Fin Pussy’s

  7. joe

    i think this sucks for from what i get he was giving time off without pay for doing his job . i think bubba has worked with ned for some time and knows how he is bubba was the one that called cleatus bubba was also the one to call orlando and blow this way out of line now that the heat is on bubba he makes ned the full guy when ned didn’t want the song to be online for free bubba should have listen to the song and just told the bubba army that if they want to hear it to download the song from btls.com for .99 and that the money would go to a charty that can show that they help kids .and that would be taking the high road not making ned take the hit also so i know bubba not the type to sue but im sure bubba can counter sue if cleatus and orlando want to also pull his money from cbs that my two cents team ned

  8. AJT

    Ned Suspended ? Are you Friggin’ kidding me ? Well it’s official, the “PUSSIFICATION of AMERICA” has made its way inside the BRN !!! A horrible precedent has been set today. Say Goodbye to your first amendment rights, if you you strike the wrong nerve you may get suspended. Well Ned, you’re not alone, I’m suspending myself from listening to the show until you are Re-instated !!

  9. nina jones

    you know we want to hear the song now!!! How about we donate money to one of Bubba’s charities to hear the song!

  10. BigPoppaDump

    It’s all bullshit period.The song is trash it suck’s and it’s not even original.Also bubba really bitched up today and made Ned the fall guy which is also bullshit cause he was laughing his ass off when they played it,and even took a vote i think 12-1 was the total? I like bubba and his show but he bowed down to the power’s that be and gave in.He talk’s a good game but sometime’s he get’s put in his place and he bitches up like a coward.I feel bad for ned if bubba really thought it was a bad idea to play the song he could have made the call and not do it. Everybody want’s the attention that’s the bottom line. And for anyone that actually pay’s 99cent’s for that doucebag’s song you are a fin moron.

  11. john

    hey bubba, i have to say great show!! you remind me sooo much of howard. man, its been a long time since i have heard anyone in this industry speak up, and call out all the stupid randitions from every walk of life. I can only hope to see more people stand up for there rights. i listen in south carolina, and we used to have a guy here called the southern critic. but, to no avail he is gone from the airwaves!! maybe he was getting under the so called proper southern society!!!! hahahaha. ]anyways, keep up the great work.

  12. BigPoppaDump

    BIG POPPA DUMP IS YOUR HOOK UP HOLLA IF YA HEAR ME !!!!!

  13. BigPoppaDump

    Really? your gonna remove my comment? lol

  14. Dave

    Wow I never seen what is happening down hear Ned is in trouble I believe in you Bubba but Ned was right you should have circled the wagons Yes you agreed to pull the song it was a little testy and you did right by doing that but fk Judd and his asshat producer for calling you a racist and i hope you set up the ring with him!!! But Ned should have never been suspended for what song he wrote Its not right you are suppose to have his back and the rest of your crew you should have reinforced Ned and backed him and walked when Ned did This is not against you Bubba its against the money talking bullshit ass hats they locked him in the room and let each one take a shot at him That is really messed up

  15. Staff

    no one removed your comment unless you drop the f bomb

  16. Eric Wilson

    Why is Bubba giving this Cleatus or Orlando any radio play, Is not the Bubba show national, even international and on the internet. What kind of name is Cleatus or Orlando, I hope they are not black with a names like that, they will not survive here in Duval, Florida knows about Duval. Bubba stop giving local people national attention, it is a reason to why they are local. Orlando come to Duval, the the ladies will run you home! We Love you NED!!! Thanks for the info about protect. org ( What ever it is) Conquer the universe Bubba, no talent stay home! We Love you NED!!!

  17. Gmoney

    Bubba! What up Dog? Why you got to send my man Ned to the house over this shizz? Hoowwll! Hoowll! That my favorite cracker lone wolf! Old racist cracker!!!

  18. Nicole

    I never thought I’d be typing these words, but for once, I have to agree with Bubba. The song seems like an opportunistic attempt to peddle a re-worked song. It’s sappy even for country. As much as his heart may have been in the right place (and that is questionable) and his charitable intentions aside, it just seems low to capitalize on this child’s murder. I feel bad for Dave McKay who had a pretty good afternoon show run with Randy before being saddled with this train wreck of a morning show. Keep up the good work!

  19. Navy Ordnance

    what’s really funny is all the “marks” buying into the Ned suspension thing!! Really?! is the suspension just Manson not doing the Ned gimmick for a few days? his throat must hurt from always being on Bubba’s jock!! and i love how everyone’s on this Cledus guy for doing a cheesy song. have any of you heard that atrocity that Manson did for the fallen officers? that was the cheesiest song ever written!!! face it, Bubba’s show sucks! it’s sucked for quite some time now! glad i have Sirius so i can listen to Howard!!!

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