January 22, 2019
Vulture writer Erik Abriss was fired from his job at INE Entertainment — not Vulture — after he sent out two tweets over the weekend wishing death on the students of Covington Catholic High School and their parents.
“I don’t know what it says about me but I’ve truly lost the ability to articulate the hysterical rage, nausea, and heartache this makes me feel. I just want these people to die. Simple as that. Every single one of them. And their parents,” Abriss wrote Saturday on Twitter.
“‘Racism is in its Boomer death throes. It will die out with this younger generation!’ Look at the shit-eating grins on all those young white slugs’ faces. Just perverse pleasure at wielding a false dominion they’ve been taught their whole life was their divine right. F**king die,” he said in a follow-up tweet.
The Wrap reports:
Digital company INE Entertainment has fired a journalist who publicly wished for the death of several Covington Catholic High School students and their parents in a pair of tweets over the weekend. Aside from his job as a post-production supervisor at INE, Erik Abriss is a contributor to New York Media’s pop culture site Vulture.
“We were surprised and upset to see the inflammatory and offensive rhetoric used on Erik Abriss’ Twitter account this weekend. He worked with the company in our post-production department and never as a writer,” the company said in a statement to TheWrap on Monday.
“While we appreciated his work, it is clear that he is no longer aligned with our company’s core values of respect and tolerance. Therefore, as of January 21, 2019, we have severed ties with Abriss.”
[…]Vulture declined to comment.
Abriss has since locked his Twitter account.
It’s truly remarkable how grown adults can wish death on children (and their parents) and think they’re the good guys.
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6:29 am