ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over a tweet.
@JimmyTraina, tweeting after ESPN announced that it has suspended anchor Jemele Hill for violating its social media policy. After Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said players would be benched for “disrespecting the flag,” Hill tweeted that fans could boycott Cowboys advertisers to show disapproval of Jones.
Dove gets huge backlash for racist Facebook ad.
@TshwaneloFokazi, tweeting at Dove as the company experienced a wave of backlash against a racist ad for its soap. The Facebook ad featured a black woman taking off her shirt to reveal a white woman underneath. Dove apologized, saying the ad “missed the mark,” but many on social media were calling for a boycott of the company.
It’s Columbus Day, Indigenous People’s Day, and also Leif Erickson Day.
@bkroxx_riddles, tweeting about Leif Erikson, the Viking who was the first European to land in the Americas. Spongebob celebrates Leif Erikson Day in an episode, and the day is officially recognized in some states on Oct. 9, including Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Being saved by a lesbian cop has not changed Rep. Scalise’s views.
@realBigBalls, reacting to the news that Rep. Steve Scalise, R.-La., plans to speak Friday at an event hosted by the conservative Family Research Council. Crystal Griner, one of the Capitol Police officers who saved Scalise when he was shot in June, is a lesbian.