ESPN reporter Sage Steele is under fire for some comments she made when appearing on former quarterback Jay Cutler’s new podcast, “Uncut with Jay Cutler”.
During the interview, Steele had some critical comments about ESPN basically mandating their employees to take the COVID vaccine.
In another segment, she was openly critical about the race of former president Barack Obama. Her criticism stemmed from the president saying he was an African-American because of his father, despite the fact that his dad was never actually in the public eye.
ESPN anchor Sage Steele told Jay Cutler it was “fascinating” Obama indicated he was Black on his census form “considering his Black dad was nowhere to be found.” pic.twitter.com/dfrnDydFd8
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After the Stage Steele comments went viral, she was condemned by former ESPN employee Jemele Hill along with many other people on social media.
— President Kamala’s Hand (STILL) (@DearDean22) October 3, 2021
So on top of thinking former President Obama shouldn’t identify as black because he didn’t have a relationship with his black father, Sage Steele also thinks female journalists who dress a certain way “know what you’re doing when you’re putting that outfit on.”
Clown behavior. pic.twitter.com/edgTVopQqg
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 3, 2021
President Obama after watching that interview with Sage Steele. pic.twitter.com/arXWzvceSk
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Sage Steele: It's amazing Obama was elected President considering he only won the Electoral College, and Popular Vote. 🤡
— 🎃🎃 Josh 🎃🎃 (@Venti__Poet) October 4, 2021
So, Sage Steele is mad that Obama isn't confused like her?
What's on her census form? https://t.co/wpDWwbCPTU
— Pumpkins swinging 🎃🎃 (@realfacade1) October 4, 2021
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Sage Steele has yet to speak on her comments about Barack Obama.
But ESPN has made moves against politically outspoken employees in the past, so it wouldn’t come as a huge shock if she was reprimanded in some way.
For now, Sage Steele remains on programming for the network.