ESPN anchor Sage Steele is rarely the one to carry again on saying what she thinks, and she or he didn’t disappoint throughout an look on “Uncut with Jay Cutler” on Sept. 29.
Speaking with former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, Steele lambasted former U.S. President Barack Obama for itemizing himself as an “African American” on his 2010 census questionnaire. Obama’s father was born in Kenya, however Steele pointed to him being raised by his White mom and maternal grandmother, not his Black father.
“I’m like, ‘Well, congratulations to the president. That’s his thing.’ I think that’s fascinating considering his Black dad was nowhere to be found, but his White mom and grandma raised him, but hey, you do you. I’m going to do me,” Steele mentioned.
Steele raises an enormous speaking level from the 2008 U.S. Election when many took subject with Obama itemizing himself as an African American. Steele is fearless right here, saying one thing that few in her place would have the fearlessness to say. Especially at ESPN and Walt Disney Co., which continues to push a false sense of equality and censor their very own staff.
Steele continued with reference to race, telling a narrative of when she recognized as biracial on reside TV and was ripped for doing so. She mentioned that one of many TV hosts pushed her to decide on “Black” or “White”, reasonably than precisely portraying herself as biracial. And so, this begs the query: why put everybody in a field primarily based on the colour of their pores and skin? Seems hypocritical coming from people who find themselves telling us to not decide individuals primarily based on the colour of their pores and skin.
Of course, Steele’s feedback have been sure to attract a response and we acquired one from Jemele Hill. Yes, the previous ESPN castoff. In a Tweet, Hill referred to as Steele’s feedback, “clown behavior.”
As OutKick’s Anthony Farris wrote about final week, Steele made waves for talking out about ESPN’s vaccine mandate, forcing all staff to take the shot or develop into unemployed. That’s proper, take a vaccine that isn’t 100% confirmed to be more practical than pure immunity, or you can be fired. Typical ESPN, however not shocking.
“I respect everyone’s decision, I really do, but to mandate it is sick and it’s scary to me in many ways,” Steele mentioned. “But I have a job, a job that I love and, frankly, a job that I need.”
As anticipated, Steele has issued an apology for her remarks, regretting that she created controversy for ESPN.
ESPN additionally launched a press release as we speak, saying that they “embrace different points of view.” I can’t consider a extra hilarious assertion than that one, as ESPN has performed their finest to rid themselves of anyone who doesn’t share the favored viewpoint. They’ll absolutely do the identical with Steele, who could also be on borrowed time on the “Worldwide Leader in Sports.”