ESPN has suspended a female show personality after she expressed political opinions the network did not agree with. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
In the latest episode of cancel culture at ESPN, 15-year-veteran Sage Steele has been suspended for recent comments regarding former President Barack Obama, vaccine mandates and certain behaviors of female sports reporters.
In her first comments on a controversial issue, Steele addressed female reporters who claim to be mistreated by various men in the sports industry.
While she admitted some players would offer to take her to dinner or things of that nature early in her career, she said she did not take it to heart. She then explained her disappointment with the way some female sports reporters have presented themselves.
“I do think as women, we need to be responsible as well,” she said. “It isn’t just on players and athletes and coaches to act a certain way.
“I mean, I’ve had talks with young women who would come in and they’d intern with me, with our channel, or just other women who reach out to me now,” Steele continued.
“And I’ve said to a couple of them — they’re like, ‘Would you look at my tape, would you do this?” and I’ve said, ‘Listen. I would love to, but the way that you present yourself is not something I want to be associated with. So when you dress like that, I’m not saying you deserve the gross comments, but you know what you’re doing when you’re putting that outfit on, too.”
Sage Steele believes women “need to be responsible as well” for inappropriate comments directed at them.
Sage tells young women, “when you dress like that, I’m not saying you deserve the gross comments, but you know what you’re doing when you put that outfit on too.” pic.twitter.com/6CrxOoXILN
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As Steele made clear, she was not saying women deserve to be mistreated or objectified under any circumstances. Rather, she was suggesting that just as men should be responsible for their words and actions, women should be responsible for their own