If you’ve ever in your life said the word “fag,” you are living on borrowed time.
They are coming for you.
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.
Stewart explained to her fans that ESPN terminated her:
I wanted to put out a statement on today’s news so all of you could see my thoughts. pic.twitter.com/MvCsLlHhLw
— Kelly (@kellyinvegas) June 4, 2021
“I know the words I used are unacceptable and hurtful, but I cannot apologize for the vicious attacks I, and so many other female personalities, endure from anonymous online trolls,” she explained in her statement.
“I’m not proud of everything I’ve said in my life,” Stewart added, “but I’m a better person now than I was a decade ago. And I hope to be a better person than this, a decade from now. I don’t think anyone should be judged by their best or worst tweets and I’m disappointed that ESPN allowed the same misogynistic trolls harassing me online a decade ago to continue to impact my life a decade later.”
“Women in sports have challenges online that men can only imagine, I wish ESPN had been willing to stand behind me, particularly because I’d already been suspended for these tweets by another company several years ago, but I cannot control their decision. I can only say I’m sorry for the person I was and some of the mistakes I made in my youth.”
Well, sorry, babe – there is no forgiveness.
You just have to give up on life if you tweeted something offensive to anyone, ever.
Unfortunately, they are blocking suicides at the Vessel, but there are other great ways to kill yourself.
Many are angry about the firing – but they are all just fag-bashers who know that their day is coming soon.
This is FAG WORLD – you’re living in it.
There is no place for fag bashers in FAG WORLD.
Kobe Bryant (RIP) was fined by the NBA in 2011 for using the same word @kellyinvegas used in 2012 on Twitter.
— Larry Brown (@LBSports) June 5, 2021
First Alexi McCammond.
Now Kelly Stewart.
The second you hit send on a Tweet, Snap, TikTok, Facebook post, IG story, text or email, you give up the right to have that back.
I wish companies had the strength to stomach skeletons in social media closets.
— Micah Adams (@MicahAdams13) June 5, 2021
— Blaine A Dunning (@blained13) June 6, 2021
@espn you fire Kelly Stewart for 12 year old tweets that have been deleted for a long time but You promote Mark Jones who celebrated the death of a person who died of lung cancer. Your network is a joke and liberal hypocrisy. Your no longer a sports channel your a disgrace.
— Mark Anthony Dykes (@Ssbor123) June 5, 2021