FOX Sports’ Emily Austen Fired For Racist & Stereotypical Comments (Video)
Social media has claimed yet another victim who thought freedom of speech would save them.
Just remember: your employer has the freedom to fire you as well.
Fox Sports Florida’s sideline reporter for Tampa Bay Rays and Orlando Magic broadcasts, Emily Austen, found that out the hard way on Thursday when she appeared on Barstool Sports’s show and screwed up by making many insensitive, racist, and stereotypical comments about certain races.
Via Deadspin & Barstool:
• That she “didn’t even know that Mexicans were that smart.”
• How the “Chinese guy is always the smartest guy in math class.”
• About how she “used to talk to Jews in Boca” when she was a server, saying one customer was “stingy” because he complained about how she poured his beer and that “they would complain and b—- about everything.”
Austen, 27, also referred to Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Kevin Love as a “little b*tch” multiple times.
Fox Sports Florida senior vice-president Steve Tello sent along the following statement:
“We were made aware that Emily Austen appeared in a social media video unaffiliated with FOX Sports in which she made insensitive and derogatory comments. She was not speaking on behalf of FOX Sports, nor do we condone any of the statements she made in the video. Emily has been advised that her comments were unacceptable, and she is not scheduled to appear on any upcoming FOX Sports Florida or FOX Sports Sun broadcasts.”