- Golden State Warriors beat reporter Mark Haynes temporarily deactivated his official Twitter account after his past homophobic, sexist and racist tweets went viral.
- Haynes upset Warriors fans after saying Steph Curry was a “frontrunner” – someone who only celebrates and performs well when their team is in the lead – during a playoff game against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
- Enraged Twitter users uncovered several of the reporter’s past offensive tweets, some of which targeted members of the Asian community.
- ClutchPoints, one of the reporter’s employers, issued a statement on Monday to announce that he has been put on indefinite leave.
- Following ClutchPoints’ statement, Haynes reactivated his Twitter account and issued an apology.
Mark Haynes, a beat reporter covering the Golden State Warriors, was put on indefinite leave after a group of angry fans unearthed his past homophobic, sexist and racist tweets.
Haynes caught the ire of Warriors fans after he answered a question about Warriors point guard Steph Curry being a “frontrunner” – someone who only celebrates and performs well when their team is in the lead – during the recent Western Conference Finals Game 3 against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, which saw the Warriors win with a final score of 126 to 117.
SF School Board Member Said Asian Americans ‘Use White Supremacist Thinking’ to ‘Get Ahead’ in Old Tweets
Derogatory tweets by the vice president of San Francisco’s Board of Education have recently resurfaced, prompting several San Franciscans to push for her resignation.
A Singaporean man shared how he was berated by a Chinese tourist for not being able to understand Mandarin.
On Tuesday, 22-year-old Timothy Bon wrote in a now-viral Twitter thread how a female tourist from China asked him for directions but lashed out at him for clarifying her question.
Many netizens fell hard for the now-viral tweet stating that a Korean lesbian billionaire couple Ha Soo Young and Kim Ji Woo had just tied the knot, becoming the world’s richest couple with a combined net worth of $170 billion.
[BREAKING] Lesbian Korean Billionaires, Ha Soo Young and Kim Ji Woo, marry. With a combined net worth of $170 BILLION, this makes them the richest couple alive.pic.twitter.com/l5x2BPRIBz
’Social Justice’ Author Faces Backlash Over Tweets Attacking Marie Kondo for Not Speaking English
American author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich is facing backlash for attacking Marie Kondo in a now-deleted tweet.
Ehrenreich, the author behind best-sellers such as “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America” and “Bait and Switch: The Pursuit of the American Dream,” has commonly explored themes of social justice, women’s rights and poverty.
In a tweet on Wednesday, the 22-year-old actor said that the controversy has been “a pivotal life lesson” and vowed to become “a more informed and educated version” of himself.
Netflix released “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” last Friday and while some viewers found the movie to be funny and charming, others are criticizing it after one of its actors’ offensive tweets resurfaced.
Michael S. Smith II, a terrorism analyst for the think tank New America, was immediately fired after tweeting offensive remarks against Chinese intelligence agencies.
Smith recently sparked outrage for posting a tweet apparently ridiculing the Asian language by using stereotypical insults.
A female valedictorian got on the nerves of the Twitter community after she bragged in a tweet about her 4.5 GPA, full-ride to the University of Texas, nice legs and undocumented status.
Mayte Lara, a graduate of Crockett High School in Austin, recently took to Twitter to announce her life accomplishments. She tweeted a collage of herself at graduation with the following caption: