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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 05:00 AM

hot mic catches high school broadcasters body shaming girl athletes and laughing... fired immediatel

The comments were circulated on social media, and you can probably find them if you really want to. Travis Lazarczyk of the Portland Press Herald had the story of their immediate firing:

WHOU-FM owner Fred Grant said he fired Jim Carter and Steve Shaw on Thursday night after they completed their broadcast of a high school basketball game in Caribou. Grant said he began seeing complaints almost immediately after the announcers made their comments. Shaw, a former athletic director, and Carter, a former coach, had broadcast games for WHOU for about a month, Grant said.



The broadcasters, who didn’t realize their microphones were on, made the derogatory remarks about players in a girls’ game between Central Aroostook and Easton that they were watching on a monitor while they prepared for their game at Caribou.

In a 40-second video posted to Twitter, the two are heard making derogatory comments about the weight of some players. One of the broadcasters was heard to say, “two girls out here extremely overweight. Awful.” Other derogatory comments were followed by laughter



https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/maine-high-school-broadcasters-fired-after-hot-mic-catches-shaming-of-girls-basketball-players/ar-AASOWta

“I gotta say I’ve never heard anything so unprofessional as what Jim Carter and Steve Shaw said about a couple of the … players tonight, You should both be ashamed of yourselves and remove yourselves from high school basketball,” one commenter posted to WHOU’s Facebook page.

“I agree,” someone posted in a reply to that comment. “One is my granddaughter and she is totally devastated!”

Another person remarked on the WHOU Facebook page, “The girls singled out in that video will NEVER forget that. It will stick with them for the rest of their lives. … Their bodies never should have been a topic of discussion.”

Several commenters on the station’s Facebook page praised Grant for firing the announcers swiftly.

https://www.pressherald.com/2022/01/14/announcers-fired-by-houlton-radio-station-after-body-shaming-comments-about-girls/

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Reply hot mic catches high school broadcasters body shaming girl athletes and laughing... fired immediatel (Original post)
Demovictory9 Jan 2022 OP
MustLoveBeagles Jan 2022 #1
Walleye Jan 2022 #2
NCjack Jan 2022 #3
Bettie Jan 2022 #4
dalton99a Jan 2022 #5
SYFROYH Jan 2022 #6
Demovictory9 Jan 2022 #7
smirkymonkey Jan 2022 #8

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 05:57 AM

1. This is terrible

Those poor girls. Those asses deserved to fired.

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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 09:37 AM

2. Remember Don Imus These guys don't know the history of their profession

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:51 PM

3. Those victimized girls: "Those poor stupid assholes -- now they have no jobs."

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:57 PM

4. I'm glad they were fired

and that the community supported the girls.

Surprised, but pleasantly for once.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:37 PM

5. Jim Carter and Steve Shaw:





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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:38 PM

6. I don't know how they see themselves in a position to say anything about anyone's appearance.

They can go fuck themselves.







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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:24 PM

7. whoa... top one is chunky... who is he to body shame

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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 03:19 PM

8. +1000

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