Internet Reacts to Keith Hernandez’s Controversial Joke on World Series Pregame Show (VID + TWEETS)
It didn’t take long for controversy to strike Game 7 of the World Series tonight.
During FOX’s pregame show, while discussing Yasiel Puig and his tendency to lick things, David Ortiz jokingly went in for a lick on Keith Hernandez. The former Mets first baseman playfully resisted before telling Big Papi, “I’m not from San Francisco, Bro.”
Have a look:
Keith Hernandez: I’m not from San Francisco, bro!! pic.twitter.com/0dM5Om5syA
— Camille (@Love_My_Astros) November 1, 2017
It seems odd for Hernandez to suggest that everyone from San Francisco is gay, seeing as how he is also from the city by the bay.
Despite the intentions of Hernandez’s comment, many obviously took offense to it. And plenty of them took to Twitter to vent.
Here’s how the Twitterverse reacted to Hernandez’s joke:
— Lisa (@MsAtomicBomb18) November 1, 2017
Keith Hernandez is going to get hammered for the comment he just made on the pregame show…..
— Cecil Leep (@cecil_leep) November 1, 2017
Keith Hernandez is one ignorant retard. Not everybody from San Francisco is gay you fuckin turd. https://t.co/5eLoA8KS8u
— Israel Tenorio (@IzzTenorio) November 2, 2017
@MLBONFOX did Keith Hernandez really just stereotype San Francisco for being a gay City?
— Jarrod Jones (@jonesin98) November 1, 2017
Um, Keith Hernandez homophobic much? Not a cool comment. Need to address that shit
— Darlene (@Bluedanethor) November 1, 2017
Welp, if you were wondering if baseball was still homophobic, Keith Hernandez just answered that for you.
— Farrah’s Faucet (@farrahsfaucet) November 1, 2017
Did Keith Hernandez just make a gay joke?
— Eric (@TomahawkTalk) November 1, 2017
— #ThisTeam Beth (@BethMansfield) November 1, 2017
Ay did Keith Hernandez just pull a gay joke?
— Rhea Butcher (@RheaButcher) November 1, 2017
Not everyone was against Hernandez, however. Here’s one dude who seems to have his back:
Keith Hernandez voluntarily played a boyfriend-esque character to Jerry Seinfeld. He was taking a side in SF-LA rivalry. Everyone calm down. pic.twitter.com/bxT8PqBADP
— Darren D. Martin (@DarrenDMart) November 2, 2017