"Provocation” that leads to Domestic Violence Incidents
Ok, sure. He apologized. After he was suspended... But what would you say to your brother, husband, male friend, family, or co-worker who said this out loud?
(CBS) ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith has been suspended for one week from “First Take” and ESPN Radio following his insensitive comments about domestic violence.
In discussing the Ray Rice domestic abuse case last Friday on First Take, Smith implied that the focus should be shifted to include the “provocation” that leads to such incidents. It created a firestorm of criticism, including from colleague Michelle Beadle.
Smith called it “the most egregious error” of his career. He added that in no way did he mean to imply that such incidents are a woman’s fault.
Haven't TV personalities been fired for saying LESS than this?