ESPN recently signed up a new sports betting analyst, but she got fired before even starting the job.
That was because of old Tweets she’d sent which had been previously acknowledged anyway – and got her a suspension from her previous employer.
Someone’s almost decade-old opinions shouldn’t get in the way of being hired for a job, but that’s precisely what’s happening because of cancel culture.
ESPN has fired sports betting analyst Kelly Stewart before her first day over nine-year-old tweets that she had already acknowledged several years ago when working for Turner Sports.
Back in 2012, Kelly responded badly to taunts thrown her way on Twitter, replying with “homophobic slurs” to her attackers (she reportedly called one attacker a “fag”). She had already suffered a suspension over the tweets from a former employer. Still, ESPN apparently didn’t bother to take note of the situation before hiring her, and last month, ESPN hired her as its new sports betting analyst. That happy announcement soon turned to despair, however, as on Friday, ESPN reversed itself and released Stewart from her contract over the old tweets, Front Office Sports reported.Breitbart News
This is a disappointing and illogical decision, but a lot of employers these days are scared of what the Left might do to them if they don’t do what they’d want.
The Left’s ability to virtually hold hostage any major corporation is a serious problem.
But with ESPN, they’re not only caving to the Left, they’re being hypocrites.
ESPN’s decision is odd because of the years it spent allowing Jemele Hill’s racist rhetoric to permeate the airwaves and Twitter. Hill regularly taunted people with race-based language — most especially President Donald Trump — but the network never fired her over the constant stream of attacks. Indeed, after she quit the network, Hill said she was proud of her behavior. Then there was ESPN’s Mark Jones, who repeatedly proclaimed that police never help black people and was also not fired over his tweets.Breitbart News
So they don’t have a leg to stand on here.
It’s clearly a partisan political decision to appease the Left.
Stewart posted this statement in response to ESPN’s cowardly act.
She’s apologised for what she said, but as you can see, that’s not enough.
No matter what you say to defend yourself, if you once said a single word or phrase the Left doesn’t like, you’ll be cancelled.
This isn’t just absurd, it’s immoral.
This Tweet sums it up nicely.