Who is Dan McNeil?: Chicago radio presenter fired by Entercom after tweeting a humiliating tweet about ESPN’s Maria taylor
Radio host Dan McNeil fired for 'degrading and humiliating' tweet about ESPN's Maria Taylor
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McNeil was let go by Entercom on Tuesday after The Score radio host sent out a crude tweet about ESPN’s Maria Taylor during the network’s “Monday Night Football” coverage.“NFL sideline reporter or a host for the AVN (Adult Video News) annual awards presentation?” McNeil tweeted before deleting around a half-hour later.
Entercom, the parent company of 670 The Score in Chicago, has fired radio host Dan McNeil after he tweeted and deleted a sexist and misogynist tweet about ESPN reporter Maria Taylor.McNeil tweeted about Taylor on Monday during Taylor’s debut as a sideline reporter on Monday Night Football. He suggested that her outfit, which included a fashionable and creative leather jacket top, made her look like she should be hosting an adult film awards show.
The longtime Chicago host was out of a job less than 24 hours later.“For each one of us our words has power,” Rachel Williamson, regional president for Entercom, told Deadspin in a statement. “For our brands and on-air personalities that are amplified and brings increased responsibility for how we choose to use our voices. (Monday) night’s tweet, and its degrading and humiliating tone to a fellow female broadcaster, was unacceptable.
“We have the best teams in Chicago, and we must continue to hold ourselves to high expectations to continue to be leaders in our organization, our industry, and our community. We apologize to all who were offended by Dan’s words, especially Maria.”Taylor is one of the rising stars at the network, working Monday night broadcasts while also being a part of their NBA playoffs coverage.
Taylor claps back at McNeil, is showered with support
Taylor saw Awful Announcing’s coverage of McNeil’s tweet on Monday night and clapped back at him just after midnight. She’d just finished an important day in her career, but that didn’t stop her from calling out McNeil’s repellent sexism.
Well Danny Dearest if you would like to continue making sexist comments about me…please bring your misogyny with you to the NBA Countdown double header I’ll be hosting tomorrow night. Hey ladies remember you can wear whatever you feel confident in! @670TheScore @DannyMac670 https://t.co/bN0H582isU
— Maria Taylor (@MariaTaylor) September 15, 2020
After skewering McNeil by pointing out how busy she is with her many hosting and reporting responsibilities at ESPN, Taylor wisely logged off Twitter for the night. Her tweet, however, started to gain steam and by Monday morning she was showered with support for her smart, ballsy and honest comeback.
100 % unacceptable! It’s time for men to stand up, respect and defend our women. 1st of all, put some respect on Maria Taylor’s name. 2nd of all, Maria Taylor is family… dude don’t want them problems… https://t.co/HaizcDrQc6
— Demario Davis #56 (@demario__davis) September 15, 2020