The Sage Steele saga took another odd turn today: her employer, ESPN, announced that she’d no longer be a NBA Countdown host; that Michelle Beadle will be replacing her.
Now, for the uninitiated, Steele has been engaged in a pitched battle with the woke for some time. When the Muslim ban first went into effect, she very loudly complained about it: not because it took away people’s rights, but because it made flying slightly more inconvenient for her. She’s said that she feels black people are more racist than white people. She’s gone out on that dreaded “all lives matter" limb.
We've talked about it before. And we think you get the idea: she wasn’t a favorite for a lot of folks.
We have no comment on our fellow media professional losing her job. But the wonderful people of Twitter had a lot to say:
First time ever black ppl are happy that a black person losing their job to a white person. Bye Sage Steele. LOL pic.twitter.com/ofywh9GM0j
— Jay Anderson (@jayserius) April 4, 2017
Oh and happy they are:
Sage Steele got fired!? pic.twitter.com/cXklAOMAto
— ☇Arturo EL Negro☇ (@A_Corder) April 4, 2017
Like Viola finally got that EGOT happy:
How black people acted when Sage Steele got replaced pic.twitter.com/D3j7KcZ9zQ
— . (@Dare_underscore) April 4, 2017
Why all the anger and angst? Because apparently just seeing her face was enough to ruin people's day:
I turn my television from ESPN every time I see Sage Steele on it..
— Tyler J. Carter (@SIPmyTHOUGHTS) April 1, 2017
When I see Sage Steele on TV pic.twitter.com/rY5CT85v7c
— Lil' Bruh Nem (@TheBSharp) March 31, 2017
I cannot watch Sage Steele any more. I just can't.
— Kenny BooYah! (@KwikWarren) April 3, 2017
A few concerned citizens took time to ask the big questions:
Damn wasn't no NBA games last night so…. "Sage Steele" pic.twitter.com/Grjp0rKnsX
— Satoshi Baptista (@ronrico404) April 4, 2017
So you telling me Sage Steele did all that coonin' and still lost her job ???????? pic.twitter.com/bkYhOR5ZFi
— Eric (@Chiux123) April 4, 2017
While others hoped that this experience will be good for the former host:
@BSO Good Move by ESPN. Also, may just be the blackest experience Sage Steele's had in a while
— Genoshan Expat (@fandole44) April 4, 2017
And, amidst it all, was one level head crying caution:
I know some of you are happy because Sage Steele got fired, but I don't think yall know how bad Michelle Beadle is.
— Cavs 2017 Champs (@216_champ) April 4, 2017
Time will tell what's next for Steele, but we have a feeling that she'll land on her feet.