Jason Whitlock called 'trash' by Internet, Katie Nolan locks Twitter after his sexist remark about her job

In a piece for his website, Whitlock said that host and reporter Taylor got her opportunities at ESPN in part because she is 'tall, attractive and quite personable on television'


                            Jason Whitlock called 'trash' by Internet, Katie Nolan locks Twitter after his sexist remark about her job
Jason Whitlock (Getty Images)

Journalist Jason Whitlock garnered a lot of controversy after passing sexist comments on ESPN Sports Analyst Maria Taylor and TV host Katie Nolan which was published on Sunday, September 20. In a piece for his website, Whitlock said that host and reporter Taylor got her opportunities at ESPN in part because she is “tall, attractive and quite personable on television”. The piece also takes a shot at Nolan, of whom he writes, “Beauty intoxicates TV executives, bloggers and journalists, and it masks a lack of accomplishment, qualifications and skill. Beauty transformed Katie Nolan from bartender to seven-figure personality, Emmy Award-winner and the darling of aroused bloggers and TV critics willing to ignore her pedestrian humor and inability to execute live television.” Jason even shared the article on Twitter.



 

 

As soon as Whitlock's sexist comments made its way to social media, people strated reacting to it. A user said, "Jason Whitlock is trash and will always be trash so if he's writing a hit piece on someone you should just assume he's wrong and move on." While another one said, "Jason Whitlock who is now at *checks notes* Outkick, no idea what that is, trying to tell Katie Nolan or Maria Taylor how to do their job is like Jamarcus Russell speaking out and telling current NFL QBs what to do."



 

 



 

 

Some users supported Nolan and said, "I think she's funny. A lot of people do. Some obviously don't. Calling her a token female hire as if it's a fact and then firing up your minions to troll her when she replies to the insult is fifth-grade bully shit. Keep getting that angry caveman paper though."



 

 

More and more people came forward and condemned Whitlock's statement saying, "Wason Whitlock is the worst thing associated with Kansas City, and that's saying a lot, because we've experienced David Cook and the one time Rockfest ruined the Liberty Memorial," and "Weird how Jason Whitlock has continuously defended his insane takes lately with *what he calls* following a Higher Power but then writes an article out of nowhere condemning some women in sports for *checks notes* being women? All while telling them they don’t want the smoke."



 

 



 

 

As soon as the controversy began, Nolan took a step forward and made her Twitter account private. Soon one user joked and said, "Jason Whitlock made Katie Nolan put her account on private."



 

 

When seasoned reporter Taylor covered her first 'Monday Night Football' game recently, she was met with criticism for her outfit by radio host Dan McNeil on Twitter. She went high and clapped back with a reminder that he should tune in to the NBA Countdown doubleheader she hosted the following day. McNeil was fired in less than 24 hours later.

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