This is an update to an article we reported yesterday about Curt Schilling’s anti transgender meme and comments on Facebook.
ESPN has since pulled and trigger and fired the Boston Red Sox baseball star turned sports anchor.
They came out with the following statement. “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
Schilling’s wife, Shonda, went to Facebook to defend her husband, but it was way too little too late considering his persistent record of bigotry.
“I am pissed,” Shonda wrote. “You have hit a very sensitive nerve with me today in the media. When you take a single private Facebook post that belonged to my husband and turn it into a sensationalized headline that is not true…”
“My 16 year old son is a great advocate of all sexual orientation and the gender spectrum,” she continued. “He has been educating us way before Caitlin Jenner ever hit the newsstands. He has several friends who are trans and who have been in and out of our home and even stayed with us. We treat no one differently …”
“Curt Schilling is probably more educated and has met more trans people than most of the sports writers spreading this nonsense. If you want a real story talk to these kids about how hard it is to get family, friends and society to accept them. This house is and will always be the one place that everyone is accepted and feel loved.”
Maybe Shonda has her side of the story, but we are more inclined to listen to what comes out of Curt Schilling’s own mouth, which is nothing but discrimination and hatefulness. ESPN definitely made the right call here.