Sitting at a desk with two black men, ESPN’s Michelle Beadle proved she was down with the struggle when she attacked white men.
…by demanding that they “shut up.”
In a moment of solidarity that is sure to fit in well at the left-leaning sports network, Beadle made a valiant effort to pivot away from the controversy over NFL player Cam Newton making a sexist remark about a female reporter — he would later apologize.
Dripping with condescension, the ESPN pundit declared all white men to be ignorant and instructed them to sit down and be quiet.
“Not to stereotype, but I hear a lot from white men on these topics,” she said. “You guys have a lot to say how black people should feel, about how women should feel.”
“I gotta be honest with you guys. Shut up and listen for 5 minutes,” Beadle continued. “Like, you will never know what I’ve been through, what he’s been through. Just listen. God forbid, you learn something.”
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 7, 2017
Newton’s views on race endear him to the folks at ESPN — the player believes some of the criticism directed at him is because of his race.
“I’ve said this since day one. I’m an African-American quarterback,” Newton said last year. “That may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen nothing that they can compare it to.”
The comment is a slap in the face to successful black quarterbacks who’ve preceded Newton, beginning with Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams, who led the Washington Redskins to the NFL championship in 1998.
Newton would later say the country “is beyond” racism, but the observation may have been the end result of a little PR coaching after the fallout from the remark above.
Speaking of condescension, here’s Beadle’s reaction to the attention her remark drew — not the inclusion of the “Snowflake” emoji.
“I see my words struck a chord. A lot of comments from the very people I wish would listen. But I get it. Better to be triggered and mad. ❄️” she tweeted.
I see my words struck a chord. A lot of comments from the very people I wish would listen. But I get it. Better to be triggered and mad. ❄️ https://t.co/jullJH0WTW
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) October 7, 2017
Below are a sampling of responses from Twitter that help explain “why ESPN is nosediving.”
Only on @espn would they take what Cam Newton said to a woman and turn into lecturing white males.
— Ryan Campbell (@rccola81) October 7, 2017
Black guy mocks woman for football knowledge. @MichelleDBeadle wants white guys to shut up.
This is why I don't watch @espn
— Greg Woodard (@gregwpt) October 7, 2017
So we are snowflakes for calling you out on an idiotic statement. Got it. https://t.co/W5YppekePG
— Kevin Is Somewhere (@KevinTWho) October 7, 2017
A white person lecturing…….other white people. This is my absolute favorite. “Not to stereotype, but….”
— Adam Clanton (@adamclanton) October 7, 2017
How in the actual f*** did we get from Cam to white people in that clip? https://t.co/FPI2qkmdyb
— Douglas (@DouglasShrugged) October 7, 2017
This is why ESPN is nosediving https://t.co/9TdXriNvm1
— spencer 🧮 (@spncrmrtn) October 8, 2017
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