Fire Baseball Announcer Caught Using Homophobic Slur

Target: Robert Castellini, CEO of the Cincinnati Reds

Goal: Fire Thom Brennaman for using a homophobic slur during a baseball broadcast.

Cincinnati Reds baseball team broadcaster Thom Brennaman was caught on a hot mic using a homophobic slur during a recent broadcast. This is unacceptable for anyone in their organization, least of all someone as in the public eye as a broadcaster.

He apologized for the incident, but it was seen as half-hearted and insincere, and so far the organization has merely suspended him “until further notice” for his actions. This is not enough. Any slurs against protected groups should be grounds for immediate dismissal. In the year 2020, there is no excuse for not knowing better anymore. People who use this kind of language always claim “that’s not me,” but if that were the case, the words would never come out of their mouths.

Sign our petition and demand that Thom Brennaman is fired for his homophobia.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Castellini,

There is no excuse for bigotry in any organization anymore. This kind of thing may have been able to be swept under the rug a couple decades ago, but in the year 2020, people won’t accept it. Thom Brennaman has to go, or people will always associate your organization with tolerating homophobia.

No one uses that word who isn’t homophobic. It’s a slur. Brennaman knows this. And no half-hearted apology absolves him of it. If you value the LGBTQIA+ community in the slightest as an organization, Brennaman’s suspension will become a permanent termination. It’s the only way to show that the Cincinnati Reds take homophobia seriously.

Sincerely,

[ Your Name Here ]

Photo Credit: Erik Drost


2 Comments

  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    Homophobia and derogatory words and slurs have no place anywhere and that goes for sports too. Never mind the machismo and hyper-masculinity (it’s all ridiculous B.S.), just focus on being decent human beings. Sadly athletes and sports personnel are among the most resistant to tolerance, acceptance and enlightenment. Brennaman’s suspension should be permanent and let it be an example of what happens when homophobia and bigotry are tolerated.

  2. Time to go…if one must have hate they need to keep it to themselves in a closet someplace…IMO

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