Homophobic Twitter Rant Gets Writer Fired

A conservative writer was fired for attacking a gay journalist online (images via Twitter)
Denise McAllister was fired for attacking gay journalist Yashar Ali online (images via Twitter)

A conservative writer has been fired by the right-wing websites The Daily Caller and The Federalist after going on an anti-gay rant on Twitter this weekend.

The issue began when Denise McAllister tweeted that she had “slipped” by trying to talk to her husband during a basketball game Friday night.

“Trying to talk to my husband while Carolina is playing. He looks at me and says, ‘Woman, you know better than this. The game in on.’ He’s right. I slipped. Commercial comes on. I fetch him a beer. He grabs me. Deep kisses. Patience and timing, ladies. That’s the lesson.”

Openly gay journalist Yashar Ali, who writes for New York Magazine and HuffPost, retweeted the post highlighting the words ‘He’s right. I slipped,’ and commenting, “Oh Denise” with an unhappy emoji.

McAllister responded to Ali writing, “A gay man commenting on a heterosexual relationship is just. Sad. Pathetic really.”

Ali retweeted that post adding, “I guess Denise is not happy that I’m worried about how her husband treats her.”

McAllister escalated the back and forth telling the world Ali “doesn’t know his purpose as a man” or “as a human being.” She added that Ali “wallows and tries to find himself in another man’s asshole.”

In a since-deleted tweet, she claimed Ali might have a “crush” on her, adding, “Maybe I’m making him doubt his love of penis.”

(screen capture via Twitter)
(screen capture via Twitter)

Ali came back sharing that, as an Iranian, a gay man and a Catholic, he’s never felt ashamed and wouldn’t change who he is.

About an hour later, Ben Domenech, editor in chief of The Federalist, tweeted that McAllister would not be writing for his publication any longer.

In a deleted tweet, McAllister later shared that she “quit” The Daily Wire after Ben Shapiro, the site’s editor in chief, had reached out and informed her she was “no longer welcome” because of her anti-LGBTQ Twitter rant.

In an email Sunday afternoon to HuffPost, Shapiro reportedly confirmed that The Daily Wire has “no plans” for McAllister to write for them. He also underscored that McAllister had been a ‘contributor,’ and not an employee.

Eventually, McAllister returned to Twitter with an apology for Ali saying she had reacted out of “a perceived attack” on her family.

She also, however, bemoaned the fact that she was fired for criticizing a gay man, but no one stood up for her when she defended “masculinity” and “God’s design for sexuality.”

Charlotte Clymer, who works for the Human Rights Campaign, pointed out that gay folks can be fired just for being who we are in 30 states. #Touché

By the way, before you think these right-wing sites were suddenly standing up for LGBTQ people, it’s worth noting that Domenech is married to The View co-host, Meghan McCain, who McAllister recently had a Twitter dust-up with as well.

McAllister called the gabfest “a roundtable of delusional mental midgets,” and McCain clapped back, writing, “You were at my wedding Denise…”

So, her firing by McCain’s husband may not have been all that altruistic.

Life in the Twitterverse, kids.

(h/t HuffPost)

1 thought on “Homophobic Twitter Rant Gets Writer Fired”

  1. Funny that this woman cannot see Ali was expressing his concern for her lack of clarity around her acceptance of reasons for abuse. She might have thought it was funny but there are plenty of women who “slip up” and get a fist to the face. Sad she thinks she was defending heterosexual relationships and not abusive relationships.

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