Sage Steele got a good dose of karma, and social media is loving every bit of it.
The member of the all lives matter delegation and long time ESPN anchor earned herself a demotion Deadspin is reporting. The Disney-owned company plucked Steele by her curls and placed her into Sportscenter obscurity, inserting her into the lesser-viewed noon slot and promoting Elle Duncan, the Black woman she hated on into her old 6 pm slot.
The decision comes after Steele ran to the Wall Street Journal and tried to ruin the reputations of Duncan and Michael Eaves. In her interview with the publication, she claimed that her two colleagues conspired to keep her from being a part of the Sportscenter special, Time For Change: We Won’t Be Defeated. Eaves and Duncan hosted the special and were joined by Jay Harris and Maria Taylor for a discussion that “explored Black athletes’ experiences with injustice.”
Per the WSJ:
“I found it sad for all of us that any human beings should be allowed to define someone’s ‘Blackness,’” Steele told the Journal. “Growing up biracial in America with a Black father and a white mother, I have felt the inequities that many, if not all Black and biracial people have felt — being called a monkey, the ‘n’ word, having ape sounds made as I walked by — words and actions that all of us know sting forever. Most importantly, trying to define who is and isn’t Black enough goes against everything we are fighting for in this country and only creates more of a divide.”
Twitter Reacts To ESPN Demoting Sage Steele & Promoting Elle Duncan
1. She definitely did.
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Ouch sounds like you deserved the demotion. pic.twitter.com/MPoPDZ1638— JimmyHodl (@IanMack) December 15, 2020
2. Showed her true colors here.
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I’ll never forget when Sage Steele was an asshole to Win Butler. https://t.co/d5fsC3Dyp5— dr. slime badvibes (@shutupyoutoo) December 16, 2020
3. No surprise here.3 of 10
4. Truuuueeeee4 of 10
5. A fitting headline.5 of 10
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Looks like Sage Steele is on her way to join Jason Whitlock. Demoted yet again. I hope she finds her paradise. Maybe she can join Candace Owens' network. https://t.co/B7NQJD7q94— VeroniqueJolie (@VeroniqueJolie) December 16, 2020
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Like I been saying for YEARS. Sage Steele is an enemy of her own race and should be treated like filth.— IG: RodneyRikai (@RodneyRikai) December 15, 2020
I once dated a black woman who said Sage was a mentor to her and to no surprise, she once told me in a whisper “I can’t say the N word, I’m not THAT kind of black.” 🤦🏽♂️🤢 https://t.co/TPAdoSfZX6
8. All of us
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whenever sage steele slander hits the timeline pic.twitter.com/WJmkftXAOC— Cliff Skighwalker (@Skighwalker) December 16, 2020
9. Oh man9 of 10
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