ESPN's Sage Steele Denounces #MuslimBan Protestors
This is not the first time that Twitter had to drag Sage Steele over hot coals, and it sure looks like it won’t be the last. The ESPN broadcaster spoke out about Donald Trump‘s Muslim travel ban that he put into place last week. The executive order angered people around the world, as places like Los Angeles International Airport + John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City were greatly affected. On both sides of the coast, thousands of protesters showed up to chant, rant + fight for those detained from entering the United States. While they were successful in bringing light to the absurdity of Trump’s immigration plan, Sage Steele had other thoughts in mind.
So THIS is why thousands of us dragged luggage nearly 2 miles to get to LAX, but still missed… https://t.co/1UrYX29vVF
— Sage Steele (@sagesteele) January 30, 2017
Steele, who worked the NBA Countdown show with Jalen Rose on Sunday, was making her way to Houston, where she is slated to spend the next week covering Super Bowl LI. With the protest and all the craziness going around, Sage Steele was upset that she had to walk two miles out of the way to get to her flight, which she ultimately missed. The photo that you see above on Instagram, highlighted her frustration, focusing in on criticizing the people who were demonstrating.
The IG post and her rhetoric didn’t go over well, and as of 9:00 a.m. EST, Sage was the seventh trending topic on Twitter because, well, the people did not agree with what she was saying. Her refusal to see both sides of the coin + stick with her original opinion fueled the Twitter backlash she received on social media. When she challenged them to re-read her post + wondered why she wasn’t allowed to express her thoughts, here are some of the reactions she faced.
“Ma’am we don’t have time for this, some of us are trying to get home” – sage steele to Rosa parks
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) January 30, 2017
Sage Steele makes Stacey Dash look like Harriet Tubman. pic.twitter.com/JK5QpN2EsN
— ?NUFF (@nuffsaidNY) January 30, 2017
Sage Steele would’ve been the girl on the bus with Rosa smacking her lips and rolling her eyes because she ready to go .
— Msixelaa (@Msixelaa) January 30, 2017
Sage Steele lives in a bubble of privilege that allows her to equate inconvenience with injustice. Must be nice.
— Bartolomeo Rompetoto (@OMusing) January 30, 2017
Aww poor Sage Steele missed her flight because American citizens were exercising their constitutional right to protest. Sad! https://t.co/QbrP4UCe8v
— Shad Alaiyan (@rashadalaiyan) January 30, 2017
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