ESPN’s beautiful Sage Steele will no longer be in the air after comments she made about the mandate against COVID vaccine and former President Barack Obama.
NPR reported today:
Sports anchor Sage Steele is out of the air at ESPN after calling his vaccine mandates “sick” and “scary” and questioning why former President Barack Obama identifies him as black, even though he was raised by his white mother.
In a statement, the network said: ‘At ESPN, we embrace different points of view – dialogue and discussion make this place great. That said, we expect these views to be expressed respectfully, in a manner consistent with our values and in accordance with our internal policies. We’ve having direct conversations with Sage, and those conversations will remain private. ”
ESPN also shared a statement from Steele. “I know my recent comments have caused controversy for the business, and I apologize,” she said. “We are in the midst of an extremely challenging time that affects us all, and it is more critical than ever that we communicate constructively and thoughtfully.”
A week ago on the podcast, Steele tell Cutler, a former NFL quarterback, that she just got her COVID-19 vaccine after Disney needed her through Disney, which owns ESPN.
“I respect everyone’s decision. I really do. “Giving up on it is sick, and it’s scary for me in many ways,” she said. ‘But I have a job, a job I love and honestly a job I need.