Jamie Allman, a conservative TV and radio host on local St. Louis television, has resigned from his radio duties after reportedly tweeting a profane message about Parkland, Florida, survivor David Hogg. His show has accordingly been cancelled.
What led up to all this?
Jamie Allman, host of KDNL-TV’s “The Allman Report,” reportedly said in a tweet that he was preparing to “ram a hot poker” up Hogg’s backside.
The Riverfront Times shared a screenshot of a deleted tweet reportedly sent by Allman.
The tweet in question read, “When we kick their a** they all like to claim we’re drunk. I’ve been hanging out getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg’s a** tomorrow. Busy working. Preparing.”
The context surrounding Allman’s purported tweet is unclear at this time.
Allman's show lost several sponsors immediately following the controversy.
What is happening now?
NBC News reported that a spokesperson for Sinclair Broadcast — which aired Allman's show — said that the host's show had been "cancelled and he is off the air immediately."
Additionally, The Washington post reported that Allman had also resigned.
"We have accepted Mr. Allman’s resignation, and his show has been canceled," Ronn Torossian, a public relations executive speaking on behalf of Sinclair, told the Post.
Is Allman saying anything?
At the time of this writing, Allman has yet to publicly address the controversy.
His Twitter page remains private.