New York Times Editorial Board Hires 'Angry Racist' Who Gets 'Sick' Pleasure Out of Racial Cruelty
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On Wednesday, the New York Times hired Sarah Jeong to join their editorial board. Shortly thereafter, Jeong's old racist tweets emerged.
The tweets aren't exactly ancient history. In 2014 and 2015, Jeong — senior writer at the Verge — unleashed a few Twitter tirades against people with a lighter complexion. She seems to have deleted them now, but screenshots showing the tweets (and her new Twitter bio as "soon to be editorial board @nytimes") have surfaced on the Internet.
"Dumba** f**king white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs p**sing on fire hydrants," Jeong tweeted in November 2014. Ouch! Not only a profanity-laced tirade, but a tirade comparing people to dogs because of the color of their skin!
"Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins," she wondered in December 2014. Make no mistake, she suggested a whole race of people were unfit for above ground habitation due to the color of their skin.
In July 2014, Jeong admitted to taking a sick pleasure from being cruel to people based on the color of their skin. "It's kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men," she confided. This confession did not specify what Jeong did to men based on their age and the color of their skin, but she did admit taking pleasure in cruelty.
At one point, this woman now headed to the New York Times jokingly tweeted about eugenics. "White people have stopped breeding. You'll all go extinct soon. That was my plan all along," Jeong tweeted.
This is just a sampling. Jeong made even more racist comments on Twitter.
Twitter user Thomas Wictor shared the screenshots (and links) after reporting that "angry racist [Sarah Jeong] has pre-blocked me." He then noted that she "hates white people."
Greg Pollowitz, an editor at Twitchy, tweeted "congratulations to [Sarah Jeong], new director for Guardians of the Galaxy 3."
This quip referred to the controversy over "Guardians of the Galaxy" (201$) director James Gunn's tweets that seemed to joke about pedophilia. The stars of that series defended Gunn afterwards, suggesting he should not be fired from the franchise over old messages for which he was repentant.
"We are not here to defend his jokes of many years ago but rather to share our experience having spent many years together on set making Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2. The character he has shown in the wake of his firing is consistent with the man he was every day on set, and his apology, now and from years ago when first addressing these remarks, we believe is from the heart, a heart we all know, trust, and love," the stars (including Chris Pratt) wrote in a statement.