ESPN’s Curt Schilling Shares Anti-Trans Memes Amid Wave Of Bathroom Bills

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2012, file photo, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, center, is followed by members of the media as he departs the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation headquarte... FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2012, file photo, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, center, is followed by members of the media as he departs the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation headquarters, in Providence, R.I. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, March 7, 2016, charged Rhode Island's economic development agency and Wells Fargo with defrauding investors in the state's disastrous $75 million deal with 38 Studios, the failed video game company started by the former Red Sox pitcher. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) MORE LESS
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Fresh off a suspension for sharing an Islamophobic meme, ESPN baseball analyst and former star pitcher Curt Schilling on Monday shared memes disparaging transgender people on his Facebook page.

Both posts dismiss the idea that transgendered individuals should be allowed to use restrooms that align with their gender identity. The first image, captured by the New York Daily News, has since been taken down. The second, featuring a quote from conservative actor James Woods, remains on the former Boston Red Sox pitcher’s public page.

Before the first post was removed, Schilling expanded on his point of view in a caption also captured by the Daily News:

Schilling’s comments come as a wave of legislation targeting LGBT individuals hit statehouses across the country. Bills restricting transgender people’s bathroom use have recently been passed in North Carolina and introduced in South Carolina. A similar bill in Tennessee failed this week after its sponsor pulled it amid intense pressure.

Schilling was suspended last August for the rest of the 2015 baseball season after retweeting a meme that compared Muslims to Nazis.

h/t Deadspin

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  1. Anything in, garbage out.

  2. Avatar for pshah pshah says:

    If Schilling wants to show off his ignorance, prejudices, and hate, he should just go work for Fox News. Last time I checked ESPN is a sports network…about time they canned him.

    I think I despise him because he’s just vapid. He picks up on the issue of the day and spouts the right wing message du jour. Haven’t seen an original thought from him yet, and doubt I ever will.

    How’s that bankruptcy going by the way?

  3. They really need to get rid of this guy before he embarrasses them further. Men’s room designed for the penis? How many people do you know whose home facilities lack urinals, and yet they are able to relieve themselves as expected?

  4. The Yankees should have bunted on him until he bled out.

  5. Avatar for meri meri says:

    How does he feel about financial leeches? I can’t remember.

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