How on earth can someone be so inappropriate? This is almost everyone’s reaction after hearing a sexist comment. But Fox Sports Radio’s analyst Clay Travis was not only inappropriate but also outright shameless making ‘boobs’ joke on live television. The 38-year-old was on CNN’s Brooke Baldwin show to discuss the recent ESPN’s political controversy, after its anchor, Jemele Hill called President Donald Trump ‘white supremacist’. But Travis went completely off the track to make a pathetic sexist comment: “I believe in only two things completely: the First Amendment and boobs.” Well, after this, the CNN anchor was just in no mood to allow the filth spread on her show and ended the segment early. The video captures the best of reaction by Keith Reed and Brooke Baldwin as Clay showed no hint of remorse over his crude remark.
Clay Travis was on CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin’s show to discuss ESPN’s stand on their anchor Jemele Hill’s recent tirade against President Donald Trump. They were joined by former ESPN Senior Editor Keith Reed. Travis being a staunch critic of ESPN kept rambling about the network’s decision to not fire Hill over the political row. “I believe in only two things completely,” Travis said and uttered these very words – “The First Amendment and boobs.” Yes, just like you and me, Brooke was too stunned to figure out if he indeed said ‘BOOBS’ on her show. He did. It was no slip of the tongue as Travis continued making the cringe-worthy statement and even went on to ask the fellow guest on panel, ‘Don’t you love Boobs?’ Arggh.
The Fox Sports analyst came across a complete wannabe who had no idea of what came out of his mouth. Even before mouthing ‘Boobs’ comment, he did not make sense. On being asked for his views on Jemele Hill’s fiery tweets, Travis rambled. “Because ESPN is not in the business of commenting randomly on political-related issues,” he said and continued a bit more, “If you look at their history, they established about 18 months ago that they don’t believe their people should be involved in non-sports related political controversies. They suspended and then fired Curt Schilling for saying that he disagreed with the North Carolina transgender bathroom bill. And that had absolutely nothing to do with sports and they said, ‘Look, you can’t have this opinion, it’s too conservative. We’re not going to allow it.’ I think that’s a bad move. I’m a first amendment absolutist.” In the same breath, Travis SAID, “I believe in only two things completely. The first amendment and BOOBS.”
A shocked and completely unprepared for blatant sexism, Brooke stopped him to confirm if she heard the word correctly. She asked him if he said boobs or booze. “Wait, did you just say you believe in the first amendment and — hold on, I just want to make sure I heard you correctly as a woman anchoring the show, what did you just say?” Baldwin asked. “You believe in the first amendment and b-double-o-b-s?” She definitely looked perplexed when Travis confirmed his butthurt personality on the show.
Clay Travis confirmed by repeating BOOBS out and loud. He said, “Boobs, two things that never let me down, the first amendment and boobs,” and continued “Those are the two things I believe in absolutely in the country. I don’t think Jemele Hill should be fired, but I do think straight up once you make the decision that you’re going to let Curt Shilling go, you have to also make the decision you’re going to let Jemele Hill go.”
Amidst action and reaction, Keith Reed, who looked equally astonished at Travis comment said he was “astonished at almost everything I just heard.” After clarifying again, yes, once again from Travis if he said that word, Brooke shut him down like a boss. She asked, “Why would you say that live on national television, and with a female host, why would you even go there?” She shut down the segment early and apologized to the viewers on her guest’s crude remark made on her show. The lady was just perfect and so was Keith Reed in his response that cemented the thought ‘Not All Men’ are a**hole sexist.
Despite the cyberspace going buzz with the shoddy display by Clay Travis but the man with an offensive mouth continues to live in his world full of filth and sexism. He fired several tweets on his official Twitter handle after his infamous show on CNN. He first posted the video link of the segment with the caption: “Here’s @cnn video of me saying I love the first amendment and boobs that nearly shut down the network. So great” Later, he posted a screenshot of the message that confirmed his interview got cancelled on CNN. He writes, “So @CNN just texted to cancel my Monday interview they falsely claimed wasn’t booked. Fake news gonna fake news.”
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In a tell-all post on CNN, Brooke Baldwin narrated what went in her mind on first hearing the statement. She writes, “I’ve been a journalist for 17 years — the past seven spent at CNN hosting a live show. I’ve seen and heard some things. But when I first heard “boobs” from a grown man on national television (in 2017!!!) my initial thought bubble was: “Did I hear that correctly?? There’s no WAY he just came on my show and said what I think he said. … DID HE?” And I let it hang.” After hearing him brag with a smirk on his face, she did what every viewer had wished at that minute. She writes, “And then I did something I’ve done only a handful of times in my career. I told the control room to kill his mic and said “BYE.” Bravo!