Sports talk show host Patrick Connor is out of a gig after calling 17-year-old Olympic Gold Medalist Chloe Kim a "hot piece of ass." Connor actually said those words out loud while hosting Barstool Radio's Sirius XM channel, but another employer, San Fransisco's KNBR, that publicly dropped him. Connor hosted the "Shower Hour" at the station, but KNBR program director Jeremiah Crowe confirmed without further comment that this is no longer the case.
Connor remains employed at Barstool, however. For now.
Kim locked down the Gold Medal for snowboarding's Olympic Halfpipe event so definitively that she'd won first place after two of three total runs and could have sat down for the last run and won gold anyway.
Midway through this process, Kim was tweeting about sammiches. She. Is. Awesome:
Now a household name due to these brilliant performances, Kim is officially the best in the world at what she does.
But Connor apparently couldn't get past her looks, and decided to throw down some serious creepiness — which Deadspin recorded:
She’s fine as hell! If she was 18, you wouldn’t be ashamed to say that she’s a little hot piece of ass. And she is. She is adorable. I’m a huge Chloe Kim fan.
Connor was a guest on former MLB pitcher Dallas Braden's "Dialed In" show at the time he made the remarks, and the next day Braden told USA Today that Barstool understands the “severity and the seriousness of the comments made ... and that’s not who we are.” The audio clip was originally placed on Barstool's website next to an advertisement featuring two women in their underwear.
After he saw Deadspin's article roasting him, Connor issued an apology via Twitter the next day:
Maybe too little, too late?
Barstool might want to pay attention:
Let's hope this elevates the dialogue from here on out.
H/T: Huffington Post
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