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Curt Schilling Has Been Fired By ESPN After Posting Anti-Transgender Meme On Facebook
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling has been fired by ESPN after he shared an anti-transgender meme on Facebook.
What Schilling wrote and shared:
“A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
On Wednesday, ESPN dropped the hammer and fired the former MLB pitcher. ESPN released a statement:
“ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
Schilling basically forced ESPN’s hand especially after he ranted about it Tuesday on his personal blog.
Here’s what he had to say:
Let’s make one thing clear right up front. If you get offended by ANYTHING in this post, that’s your fault, all yours.
And for you people too dense to understand this one very important thing. My opinion, 100% mine, and only mine. I don’t represent anyone but myself here, on facebook, on twitter, anywhere.
- The meme the world decided to rally behind that I posted months ago. The meme that some of you clowns and more of you spineless looking to be offended folks turned into something it was not. Every one of you gutless cowards, when ‘calling me out’ or calling me a racist, every one of you left out the only word in that entire meme that mattered. You had to, otherwise you’d have had to go elsewhere to find offense and create something out of nothing. Let me help you now. All of you fraudulent media folks, you lazy ass “don’t actually want to work for a story” clowns. The word you left out? the ONLY word that mattered? EXTREMIST. That word being omitted creates two completely different posts with two very different meanings. I don’t dislike or hate Muslims, or people of the Islamic faith. Ask my friends that are both. But then again you all knew that, but when you omit the word extremist you create a person that doesn’t exist and have a story with traction, even if it is a complete lie.
- This latest brew ha ha is beyond hilarious. I didn’t post that ugly looking picture. I made a comment about the basic functionality of mens and womens restrooms, period.”
“I do NOT care what color you are, what race, what sex, who you sleep with, what you wear. I don’t care and I never have,” he wrote. “I have opinions, but they’re just that, opinions.
“And opinions are like buttholes, everyone has one and they usually stink.”