She’s been fired before she can even get going.
“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,” reports Breitbart News.
According to the story:
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.
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
However, the move by ESPN, did not go without some pushback.
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
@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
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