posted by Laley23
With him it’s not just words. Makes employees sign an NDA before working for them about the fact they will be exposed to sexual harassment, racial jokes, etc.
I think some of his bits are funny, but he’s just scum, so I try to avoid anything Barstool I can. His employees can’t unionize because he threatened to fire them all (thank God department of labor stepped in).
I also despise Michael Rappaport, so the fact I sided with him in his lawsuit against Barstool is wild.
I’m not sure why he is the way he is. I kinda get it starting out, since his target audience was 18-25 males. But once he made it, he should’ve fixed his image, except it wasn’t an act. And that’s the problem. He is a creative mind who doesn’t need to be a POS to anyone and everyone, but that’s the route he has taken.
He’s an asshole, but no different than a shock jockey or a comedian. You’re going to get people who love him and people who hate him. Meanwhile he takes both the love/hate all the way to the bank.
I’ve been following Barstool well before they got big, and before you elaborated on your post I already knew where you were going with it. It’s the same criticism most people have of Barstool and Portnoy, while also never really following their content.
The fact you cited the labor union “controversy” tells me you hardly actually have taken in their content and read one side of the story from publications that make a living being butt hurt. Just for the record the whole labor union thing was a bit. Anyone who follows Barstool or works there knew this and were laughing the whole time. The fact AOC and the DOL got involved made it even more hilarious. Barstool managed to get over a billion media impressions and gained more Twitter followers in one day out of it. This was during the dog days of summer too. The end result was he “settled” with the DOL by taking down his tweet. Like I said, he takes the love/hate and laughs all the way to the bank.