Radio host fired after making disgusting lewd comments about 17-year-old Olympian Chloe Kim
When watching the Winter Olympics, it's pretty easy to think of some of the athletes as almost superhuman in their ability. And, when you take into consideration that some of the competitors haven't even graduated high school yet, their achievements appear even more outstanding.
Take Chloe Kim, for example: a 17-year-old American snowboarder. This week, Kim became the youngest ever female competitor to win a gold medal in the Olympic event for her sport, and she also holds the record for being the first woman ever to achieve gold in the snowboarding event at the Winter Youth Olympic Games.
Unfortunately, instead of focusing on her achievements, one radio host decided to make inappropriate comments about Kim's appearance - and was subsequently fired for doing so.
Patrick Connor, a regular radio personality on San Fransisco's KNBR station, shocked listeners on Tuesday when he described the teenager in disgustingly lewd terms on air.
The incident occurred while Connor was speaking on the Barstool Radio show, Dialed-In. He was in conversation with former major league baseball pitcher, Dallas Braden, when the topic of competitors in the current Winter Olympics arose - and, obviously, Kim's name came up.
"She’s fine as hell! If she was 18, you wouldn’t be ashamed to say that she’s a little hot piece of ass," Connor said to Braden. "And she is. She is adorable. I’m a huge Chloe Kim fan."
But he didn't stop there.
"No doubt, and in fact just to keep it on that tip, her 18th birthday is April 23, and the countdown is on baby, ’cause I got my Wooderson going," he added, before quoting the Dazed and Confused line: "That’s what I love about these high school girls. I get older, they stay the same age."
As a result of his comments, KNBR made the decision to cut ties with Connor. In a statement issued by the station's program director, Jeremiah Crowe, they said:
"Be advised that Patrick Connor is no longer with Cumulus Media. Neither KNBR, nor Cumulus Media condone the comments made by Patrick Connor."
The radio host did eventually apologize the next day, but his actions were seen as being too little too late.
A recorded statement was played on Barstool Radio (where he is reportedly still employed), in which Connor said: "Just quickly I want to apologize to Chloe Kim and her dad. They didn’t deserve my stupid, foolish and immature comments."
Later on, he tweeted a similar message:
"Yesterday in a weird attempt to make people laugh I failed. My comments about @chloekimsnow were more than inappropriate they were lame & gross. Im truly sorry Chloe. You've repped our country so brilliantly. I apologize to my colleagues & the listeners for being a total idiot."
Kim - who made the news earlier on in the week for tweeting about being "hangry" before going on to secure a world record - has not yet commented on the matter. Presumably, she's too busy winning at life to care about the opinions of a pathetic guy who thinks it's alright to objectify teenage girls.