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Gay Times Editor Suspended Over Offensive Tweets

After a collection of wildly offensive Tweets surfaced, Josh Rivers – Rivers has been Gay Times editor for all of two weeks – claims, “These tweets from my past show a deep self-loathing,” though he offers no explanation of why he did not address them until someone else discovered them. 

The tweets, some of which have been deleted, have been described as racist, transphobic, homophobic, and anti-Semitic. 

Gay Times released a statement soon after the tweets emerged, confirming he had been suspended.

“Josh Rivers’ past tweets do not align with the values of Gay Times, or any of our employees, in any capacity,” the magazine said. “Josh has been suspended with immediate effect while we investigate the facts. Appropriate action will be taken in due course.”

In one antisemitic tweet, Rivers said: “I wonder if they cast that guy as ‘The Jew’ because of that fucking ridiculously large honker of a nose. It must be prosthetic. Must be.”

And in another, he said: “Jews are gross. It’s the only religion with ‘ew’ in it.’ Family Guy genius before the festivities begin.”

In a message mocking a transgender person, Rivers wrote: “Look here, tranny. 1) you look like a crackhead 2) YOU’RE A TRANNY & 3) your wig doesn’t deserve a mention. Avert your eyes, honey.”

He described one woman he encountered on a train as a “chav” and called her children “incested.”

Sources

Independent

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. LibertarianX

    November 16, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Maybe I just don’t understand twitter. Don’t you get to choose whose tweets you will get? So if someone sends out a tweet that is offensive to you, you can choose to remove them from your list or keep getting them, right? You can choose for yourself.

    So someone tell me why anyone needs to be banned from a voluntary service?

    • OneOfOne

      November 16, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      because twitters editors are libtard idiots who think they are smarter than everyone else and therefore they have the need to ‘protect’ the sensitive. meaning anyone without thin skin gets banned instead of having free speech.

  2. OneOfOne

    November 16, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    so the bitch is remorseful after having been outed as a douche. how ironic.

  3. Jeff Campbell

    November 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    He makes fun of people when he looks like an Alien from another Planet, look at that head.

    • ShikokuPrincess91

      November 16, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      Y ah really.

  4. adrshepard

    November 16, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I don’t think these are that horrible, honestly. It seems like casual viciousness rather than a deep-seated attitude. Is general misanthropy considered “hate?”

  5. John Macdonald

    November 16, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    when gay guys cant be as catty and bitchy as they want you know society is plummeting towards destruction. a few years ago he would be hailed a gay icon and got the job for his ‘colourful’ views. i always liked the gay banter it was funny. but alas feelings get destroyed and we re too touchy feely. i hope the gay community opens it eyes and realise that PC isnt just a force for upward mobility for minorities but in fact a straightjacket for any form of free speech or expression.

  6. Steve O

    November 16, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    I should work in PR. Free advice to all douchbags: If there exists a long history of bile having spewed forth from thee, send out a blocker tweet saying,

    “Everyone, some painful introspection has revealed to me some terrible things that I do not like about myself and I have resolved this day to be a better person going forward.”

  7. @Menace

    November 16, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Just one more person with mental illness running their mouth.

  8. jmm

    November 17, 2017 at 8:14 am

    “The tweets are horrible. They are abhorrent. They are ugly. They are so hateful.” ,,,, they are you.

  9. Keith Hunt

    November 17, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    What a bitch….

  10. Adrian Valle

    November 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Looks like Hot Felons ugly twin

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