Palin Blasts ESPN, Posts Her Own Anti-Trans Meme After Schilling Firing


Sarah Palin lamented ESPN’s decision to fire baseball analyst Curt Schilling for sharing several memes offensive to transgender people in a Thursday morning Facebook post.

“ESPN continues to screw up,” the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential presidential nominee wrote, along with a link to a Hollywood Reporter article on Schilling’s termination.

Palin also shared a meme along the lines of those that led to Schilling’s dismissal. In the left panel, a white man labeled a “victim” complains about homophobic people intruding on his “safe space,” while the right panel features a young girl who is a labeled a “bigot” for complaining about a “40-year-old man wearing a dress in the girl’s restroom.”

The images Schilling shared on Monday mocked the outcry over so-called “bathroom bills” that prevent transgender people from using restrooms that align with their gender identity.

After reviewing the situation, ESPN dismissed Schilling on Wednesday night, calling his conduct “unacceptable.”

Palin has come to the conservative sports commentator’s defense before. After he was suspended from ESPN last baseball season for sharing a meme comparing Nazis to Muslims, Palin accused the network of buying into “the propaganda of ISIS.”

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