Aside from calling Rihanna fat, here are some other awful headlines from the guys at Barstool Sports
Including ‘the epidemic of gold-digging whores’
Hello, welcome to the internet. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a big old information superhighway that we can use for education and connecting with our friends across the world. We use it though, obviously, for calling each other mean names.
— Straight Spags (@ChrisSpags) May 30, 2017
Just like this fine piece of journalism from Barstool Sports which debated whether Rihanna will make being fat “the hot new trend”, and was up for a depressing amount of time before being reluctantly deleted by the site. Deadspin reports founder Dave Portnoy eventually decided to take the post down not because its kayfabe satire was misread by feminists, but because it simply wasn’t funny.
In a blog post Portnoy wrote: “There is a double standard at this company. If Big Cat or PFT or KFC or I write this blog I’ll defend it to the death. They have earned that trust and loyalty from me. I hired them because I think they are all legitimacy hilarious people. However as I’ve said many times Spags wasn’t originally hired to be a personality at Barstool. He should not be writing blogs that we as a company end up having to defend.
“And I’ve been doing this long enough to know that somewhere down the line this blog will be dug up again and used as an example of our extreme sexism. Frankly that’s not a hill I’m willing to die on. I’ll choose a different guy and a different blog to go to war for. Just like how the risk wasn’t worth the reward in writing this, the risk isn’t worth the reward defending it either. That’s called being a leader. I make the decisions nobody else has the stomach to make.”
I feel for Portnoy though, really I do. I mean, it simply wouldn’t be fair for critics to dig up this post time and time again as a stand alone example of their extreme sexism and lack of all discernible humour. At least, not when they have these posts live on their site as well:
Yes, Nicki Minaj is now dating a registered sex offender and convicted killer
Here’s the full court record
by Nian Hu
Nicki Minaj is Instagram official with a 40-year-old man named Kenneth Petty, a level 2 registered sex offender in New York who has been convicted of attempted rape as well as manslaughter. According to the New York Sex Offenders database, Petty was convicted of attempted rape on April 5, 1995. Court records obtained by TMZ…
An Asian guy took an ancestry DNA test only to be told that he’s ‘100% Asian’
Surprise! You’re Asian!
by Nian Hu
Pretty much everyone I know has taken one of those ancestry DNA tests. And yeah, they're expensive but I can definitely see the appeal. The level of detail in the breakdowns — 56 percent Irish, 20 percent Balkan, 12 percent Iberian — isn't something you could get from a conversation with your grandma. And it's…
The guy behind the sexist Ocasio-Cortez tweet also tweeted about making ‘hot’ children masturbate
And then tried to defend it
by Nian Hu
Eddie Scarry, a reporter at the Washington Examiner, recently came under fire for a tweet where he posted a photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's backside as she was walking, and wrote: "Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now. I'll tell you something: that jacket and coat don't look like a girl…