Curt Schilling Pens Rambling Blog Post After Sharing Anti-Transgender Meme
Remember when ESPN instructed its talent in January against posting anything of a controversial or political nature on social media? Simpler times, indeed.
Former Red Sox pitcher and America’s Facebook uncle Curt Schilling posted an anti-transgender meme to the never-ending cavalcade of false equivalency and low-quality JPEGs that comprises his personal Facebook page.
The since-deleted post comes amidst passage of several so-called “bathroom bills” limited anti-transgender protections, and eight months after the three-time World Series champion compared Muslims to Nazis in another post, earning him a suspension.
“A man who is a man no matter what they call themselves,” Schilling wrote. “I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
But make no mistake—it’s Schilling who’s the victim here.
The failed video game entrepreneur took to his WordPress blog, taking aim at the liberals in the lamestream media with a post titled “The hunt to be offended.” It’s chock-full of aphorisms like, “I have opinions, but they’re just that, opinions. And opinions are like buttholes, everyone has one and they usually stink,” and “You find out who your friends are when folks create crisis about you, that actually aren’t.”
“I care about people and how they treat others. You will NEVER in your lives find a single person who’s met me/knows me who would ever say I treated them as anything other than a human. None,” he wrote. “Wouldn’t you assume that all of you offended folks would have heard of me treating people the way you needed me to treat them, to be what you so desperately want me to be?”
The Monday Night Baseball analyst demanded that everyone “stop making crap up,” and urged the media to instead turn its attention to worthier causes, like veteran homelessness and “our archaic education system.”
“This latest brew ha ha [sic] is beyond hilarious. I didn’t post that ugly looking picture. I made a comment about the basic functionality of mens and womens restrooms, period,” Schilling wrote.
ESPN told Forbes on Tuesday that it’s taking the whole situation “very seriously.”