ESPN host says ‘white men’ need to ‘shut up’ — after saying she doesn’t want to ‘stereotype’

ESPN host says ‘white men’ need to ‘shut up’ — after saying she doesn’t want to ‘stereotype’
ESPN host Michelle Beadle said on air last week that "white men" need to "shut up and listen for five minutes" — and after first noting she doesn't want to "stereotype." (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

ESPN host Michelle Beadle said on air that “white men” need to “shut up and listen for five minutes” — and after first noting she doesn’t want to “stereotype.”

What went down?

  • Beadle said “a lot of people saw zero wrong with” Newton’s remarks, as in “Oh, get over it. It’s not that big a deal.”
  • She then launched into a rant against white men: “Not to stereotype, but I hear a lot from white men on these topics. 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 five minutes. Like, you will never know what I’ve been through, what he’s been through … Just listen. God forbid, you learn something.”
  • Beadle was sitting with LZ Granderson and Marcellus Wiley during her comments:
Image source: YouTube screenshot
Image source: YouTube screenshot

Here’s a clip:

What did Beadle have to say later?

After Beadle received backlash on social media over her comments, she simply doubled down. Here’s a sampling of what she posted on Twitter:

Newton lost a sponsorship with Dannon yogurt over his remarks toward the female reporter, Jourdan Rodrigue. Some said Rodrigue should lose her job for “racist” tweets she posted several years ago.

Rodrique later apologized for her tweets, and Newton apologized for his remarks.

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