So a reporter who exposed the racist tweets of a random guy who was donating money to a charity, just got fired from his job for racist tweets of his own.
An Iowa newspaper journalist who exposed racist tweets by a sports fan at the centre of a viral charity fundraiser has himself been fired after his own offensive posts resurfaced.
Des Moines Register reporter Aaron Calvin has lost his job after his profile of Carson King triggered fury.
The newspaper has been forced to hire extra security due to threats.
The story has provoked a debate on US “cancel culture”, where public figures are hounded for causing offence.
As far as I’m concerned, people should be allowed to say whatever they want. It is absolutely insane that we have a culture where people can be fired from their jobs for making remarks or statements that don’t confine to some sort of politically correct norm.
But at the same time, it is pretty funny to see this reporter get fired for racism after he tried to ruin a guy’s life for racism who was only trying to donate money to charity. The people who have advanced this “cancel culture” nonsense like this douche bag reporter are disgusting individuals. So in this particular case, it serves him right to get fired.