Fired!! ESPN baseball analyst and former MLB star Curt Schilling has been shown the door by the network after posting a revolting anti-transgender tweet. While he later deleted it, he still ran his mouth on the topic and it has now cost him his job.
The broadcasting career of Curt Schilling, 49, has officially gone up in flames after he totally crossed a line with an highly offensive anti-transgender Twitter message. ESPN took swift action against the controversial former Boston Red Sox pitcher, so keep reading to see what he said that caused him to get the ax!
Curt took to his Twitter Apr. 19 and re-posted a disgusting photo and message in support of North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom law” that would force transgender people to use public restroom of their birth gender. In the Tweet, it read “Let him in to the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow-minded, judgemental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die,” alongside an offensive photo. Yikes! It was really that bad.
While he deleted that tweet after people started calling him out, he doubled down on the sentiment, posting on his Facebook “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care who they are, who they sleep with. Men’s room designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.” Yep, he still refused to back down on his comments.
His opinions didn’t go over well with his bosses at ESPN, who promptly canned him. “ESPN is an inclusive company,” the Disney-owned sports network said in a statement Apr. 20. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
This isn’t the first time Curt’s keyboard and thoughts have got him in trouble. The network suspended him in Aug. 2015 for the remainder of the Major League Baseball season and the playoffs after he compared Muslim extremists to Nazis. He still continued to post Anti-Muslim rhetoric even with the suspension, but he finally crossed the line with his anti-transgender comments.
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised ESPN canned Curt over his comments? Did he have it coming?