Radio Host Fired for His Sexual Remarks on Gold-medalist Chloe Kim
“A little piece of hot ass”, called the presenter while presenting the news from the US’s radio station and faced consequences. He was addressing the snowboarder Chloe Kim. The presenter Patrick Connor now stands sacked for his sexual remarks about the 17-year-old snowboarder who she won gold in Pyeongchang.
The Radio host who worked for a San Francisco Bay Area radio station KNBR was reportedly, terminated from his job after his vulgar sexual comments about the athlete.
He also referred to Kim as “fine as hell”. He then went on to saying “the countdown is on” until she turns 18-year-old while appearing on the Barstool Sports network on SiriusXM.
According to Program director Jeremiah Crowe of KNBR-AM, a statement read on Wednesday indicating that Connor has been fired as a result of the comments.
However, later Connor apologised on Twitter for his remarks and called his comments “inappropriate”.
“Yesterday in a weird attempt to make people laugh I failed,” he wrote. “My comments about Chloe Kim were more than inappropriate they were lame & gross. I’m truly sorry Chloe. You’ve repped our country so brilliantly. I apologise to my colleagues & to the listeners for being a total idiot.”
Kim won the women’s halfpipe on Tuesday after landing her signature back-to-back 1080s to earn a near-perfect focus. Thus, becoming the first woman to do so in the Olympics and scoring an inevitable 98.25.
Californian Kim dominated the frozen field, championing a dozen riders as she launched out of a halfpipe, delivering on her long-due hunger for an Olympic gold medal.
Kim showed a visually stunning performance and this Los Angeles’ athlete earned a worldwide fame.
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