- Oct 25, 2017
Yeah looking at his other tweets its looking like he knows this and is just fucking around with people lol. That's kind of the barstool culture though, and its why they have such wild success. They took the "just some bros bantering about sports and other topics" and made it into a fairly big media company
Yeah there is not really a desire to unionize there.
Sorry you think I'm shit for enjoying one of the world's most popular sports podcasts.
Agreed, I went and checked out what barstool sports is all about and I can see the niche they're going for and would guess it's fairly popular as well. The sad part here is the CEO being a dick is probably going to get them more patronage because people like polarizing assholes like this. I'm willing to bet even more so with their type of fan base.
What about Failing Upwards??? Support the homies!
Ehh there is plenty of content to consume on there without subjecting your self to the other stuff.
So fun fact, Portnoy isn't the CEO. He's a founder and I don't know what his official title and responsibilities within the company now but the actual CEO is decently new.Agreed, I went and checked out what barstool sports is all about and I can see the niche they're going for and would guess it's fairly popular as well. The sad part here is the CEO being a dick is probably going to get them more patronage because people like polarizing assholes like this. I'm willing to bet even more so with their type of fan base.
I also doubt there will be any real blow back for the way this guy is acting. People just don't care as demonstrated by that YouTuber who abused her dog. She lost maybe 1% of her subs and got free name recognition, advertising.
I assume that person thinks that there's a culture of abuse at Barstool and that it'll eventually come out in sexual misconduct allegations. Being an outlet for ironic manly men to do ironic manly man things and objectify women is basically the raison d'etre of the site.
As Katz and PFT Commenter’s star rises, it’s increasingly obvious that the new money and exposure means there’s at least an implicit expectation for Barstool and Portnoy to be smarter with their shtick. That means he likely can’t call women “ugly dykes” as freely as he once would, or joke about how women who wear size-six jeans deserve to be raped, or continue to defend a now-deleted post titled “Could Serena Williams Rape You?” In fact—though it still has a long way to go—the Barstool culture has changed enough that, after speculating if Harvey Weinstein should be allowed to ask for sex from actresses in exchange for roles in movies, Portnoy was compelled to apologize. Still, Portnoy managed to lament about PC culture run amok in his apology post, and referenced the time he went on TV to defend a rape joke:
I’m not hoping for anything, it’s well known that Barstool the company has been a cesspool of toxic masculinity that has had controversy’s with harassing women. One of these days something will bring it down.
I would be very surprised if that was true. Their most popular podcast is called Call Her Daddy ranked at 16th overall.
They’ve fired two writers I know of and breached their contract with Michael Rappaport.
This might be a surprise to you, but trolling is generally not exactly a great way to run a company and build a healthy work environment.
Not disagree with the above. Those were the only two fired. A lot of other "weight" around there could probably be cut but they haven't done it.They’ve fired two writers I know of and breached their contract with Michael Rappaport.
The most recent writer was fired for slut-shaming a missing college student who later turned up dead. The other was fired for an article which essentially was attempting to fat-shame Rihanna. In both instances Portnoy’s main thrust for firing them was that they were “unfunny.”
This of course doesn’t address the fact that the culture of Barstool ferments this kind of shit and it’s inevitable that something like this will happen again. The difference is that when lower-ranking writers pull this shit, they get fired so Portnoy can act like he’s doing the right thing. When Portnoy or KFC, a guy who cheated on his wife when she was pregnant with their second child, pull that shit, they make a lame apology and deflect.
This might be a surprise to you, but not every company is about suits, ties, and decorum. Trolling and satire is the culture at the company because that is THE BRAND they are selling. And you can have that while still having a healthy work environment. Barstools fans are likely loving what is going on right now.
He's also a sexist fuckstick who runs a sexist outlet for sexist fucksticks. It's not just 'trolling.' He's actually a sociopath.
Why would those in charge of a company condemn people that they agree with?I think Barstool skirts the line in the same way plenty of comedians do. Sometimes they miss their mark for sure. But their actual content is usually not *that* bad, some exceptions withstanding.
The real cesspool is their fans. The comment sections on their site and on their facebook/insta posts are BRUTAL. Especially with anything with women/politics. I mean any time barstool posts about a remotley political topic with a slightly left leaning bias they get piled on. I wish they would be more courageous and condemn that fan behavior but they got a viewership to upkeep I guess.
I'm kinda with you on this. Big Cat is openly considering it on Twitter and he would take a bullet for Portnoy if he had to, so I'm pretty sure they're just being knobs today.
Now that he made that post though, this is impossible. Any false reason management would give would easily be countered with literal proof of a threat over unionization.