Did Stephen A. Smith deserve that weeklong suspension? He doesn’t deny going a little off the rails with his First Take commentary on Ray Rice, domestic violence, and not provoking a beating, only the apology efforts weren’t enough…Continue
Turns out that Stephen A. Smith's apology for comments made about domestic violence and how women needed to make sure they don't "provoke" an attack was not enough to prevent ESPN from handing out their own discipline.
ESPN has suspended commentator Stephen A. Smith for a week after he made some controversial remarks about domestic violence (that he apologized for yesterday).
Stephen A. Smith has been on the apology circuit after some said he crossed a line while speaking on Ray Rice’s domestic abuse allegations. “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg has chimed in on Smith’s behalf, though, saying that he was right in telling women not to provoke men. Stephen A. Smith, of course, has been
An on-air-apology was issued by Stephen A.Smith on Monday for offensive comments he made regarding the role women play in their own domestic abuse cases, The Guardian is reporting today. The on-air-sports analyst made a grave mistake when he suggested that women should be careful not to provoke men to hit them. The comments were
For ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, it looks like an apology for his comments last week about men who are “provoked” to hit women will do.
Is Whoopi right? Whoopi Goldberg Defends Stephen A. Smith On Domestic Violence Via Mediaite reports: ESPN host Stephen A. Smith apologized today for his comments about domestic violence, but he also found a defender today in Whoopi Goldberg, who
Following a bungled attempt to issue an apology via Twitter, as The Inquisitr previously reported, ESPN sports analyst Stephen A. Smith used the first three minutes of First Take on Monday for an on-air apology. According to a report from The Guardian, during his on-air apology, Smith addressed the comments he made on Friday in
The ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith caused a stir with his remarks on domestic violence, and his quick apology might affect the network’s leniency.
After last week’s on-air debacle, Stephen A. Smith sits at the table to eat a warm slice of humble pie. Sound legit, or nah? Image via YouTube
The results of BuzzFeed’s internal review are back and they aren’t pretty. In a post entitled “An Apology to Our Readers”, BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith disclosed that after reviewing 500 posts from one of BuzzFeed’s leading reporters, Benny Johnson, Smith and others discovered “41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other [...]
ESPN host Stephen A. Smith apologized today for his comments about domestic violence, but he also found a defender today in Whoopi Goldberg, who went off on The View today agreeing with the point he was making. Goldberg said that if a woman hits a man and then he hits back, she shouldn't be surprised by it.
The apology for his inane comments hasn’t been received well in places like Deadspin. The crux of Smith’s apology is that he simply failed to properly communicate his stance on domestic violence during last Friday’s show. Smith claims that he never meant to insinuate that women can provoke their own beatings at the hands of [...]
On Friday, a day after the NFL announced that it would suspend wife-beating Ravens running back Ray Rice for two whole games, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith got on his First Take soapbox and basically insinuated that, sometimes, a woman instigates a beatin’. I kid you not. Here’s the main part of his argument: But what I’ve […]
A second apology from Smith falls flat. Here's what he should have said -- and done -- to make things right
So, Stephen A. Smith had a bust weekend. The ESPN panelist kicked off Friday with some what-the-fuck-did-he-just-say? remarks about victims who “provoke” domestic violence and all Internet hell broke loose. On the show “First Take,” Smith and other panelists were discussing Ray Rice, an NFL player who physically assaulted his now-wife and has been suspended [...]
On Friday, ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith seemed to insinuate on his show "First Take" that women should aim to avoid provoking domestic violence committed against them. After an uproar, he made a string of explanations on Twitter, which were soon deleted in favor of a single one. And on...
Stephen A. Smith pre-recorded a full apology to his vacuous statements he made about domestic violence last Friday. I imagine he didn't want to venture off into la-la land if he actually said it live instead of making a taped version. Show More Summary
It only took a weekend for cooler heads to prevail and for Stephen A. Smith to back away from Twitter. On Monday the normally brash and cocky Smith issued a heartfelt 2-minute apology for his controversial statements regarding domestic violence and Ray Rice on ESPN2's First Take.
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