It’s astonishing how the racism that pervade Fox News even manages to find its way into Fox Sports. For some reason, Fox Sports reporter Emily Austen thought it would be funny to make fun of Jews, Mexicans and the Chinese during a podcast:
During a 35-minute video with three men, Austen made several controversial comments, among them:
• That she “didn’t even know that Mexicans were that smart.”
• How the “Chinese guy is always the smartest guy in math class.”
• About how she “used to talk to Jews in Boca” when she was a server, saying one customer was “stingy” because he complained about how she poured his beer and that “they would complain and b—- about everything.”
The Mexican crack is about Mayte Lara Ibarrra, the 18-year-old valedictorian that publicly stated she was an undocumented immigrant earlier this month. Because how could a Mexican be that smart? Harharhar. Oh, what a laugh.
Perhaps she didn’t realize that the audience for Fox Sports is not the same as it is for Fox News and her blatantly racist humor wouldn’t be appreciated? Or maybe she thought no one would notice since she was on a podcast when she said it? Either way, Fox Sports was not amused:
In a statement, Steve Tello, general manager/senior vice president of Fox Sports Florida, said, “We were made aware that Emily Austen appeared in a social media video unaffiliated with Fox Sports in which she made insensitive and derogatory comments. She was not speaking on behalf of Fox Sports, nor do we condone any of the statements she made in the video. Emily has been advised that her comments were unacceptable, and she is not scheduled to appear on any upcoming Fox Sports Florida or Fox Sports Sun broadcasts.”
At least Austen had the ovaries to give a proper apology instead of the usual “sorry, not sorry” crap we get from Fox:
— Emily Austen (@emilyausten_) June 12, 2016
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