Patrick Connor, who co-hosts a sports-talk show on Sirius XM’s Barstool Radio channel, apologized Wednesday for calling 17-year-old Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Chloe Kim a “little hot piece of a–” during Tuesday’s show. However, Connor was fired from another station for which he worked, San Francisco’s KNBR.
Deadspin’s Laura Wagner noted the remarks Tuesday evening, offering this transcription of the exchange between Connor and his “Dialed-In” co-hosts: comedian Brody Stevens and former MLB pitcher Dallas Braden, who were working together for only their second show:
Stevens: Me, personally, I’m on Twitter, I see Chloe Kim, I’m thinking Khloe Kardashian, Kim [Kardashian], I don’t want to deal with that. So I missed out on the whole Chloe Kim thing. But it’s a good story. She’s into it, a little kid — I’m inspired by it.
Braden: Chloe Kim, famous for riding a very different board than Kim Kardashian.
Connor: 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. “That’s what I like about them high school girls.”
Stevens: I love it P-Con, I’m right there with you.
Connor: She’s fine as hell! If she was 18, you wouldn’t be ashamed to say that she’s a little hot piece of a–. And she is. She is adorable. I’m a huge Chloe Kim fan.
Connor hosted an early-morning show on KNBR until Wednesday. Jeremiah Crowe, the station’s program director, confirmed to The Post that Connor was “no longer with Cumulus Media,” the company that owns the station. Sirius XM did not reply to a request for comment.
Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy called Connor’s comment “sort of stupid” in a post published Wednesday night, but also called Wagner’s Deadspin story “another hit piece.”
Portnoy remained defiant Wednesday, discussing Barstool’s mission while retweeting news from WEEI sports-talk radio in Boston, which has come under fire in recent weeks for a number of on-air incidents. The station announced Wednesday that it would be shutting down live programming on Friday so that its employees can take mandatory sensitivity training. Portnoy wrote that Barstool “won’t let advertisers, crybabies and jealous people dictate what we do.”
In December, Barstool Sports editor in chief Keith Markovich wrote a post about high school student’s viral video, describing her in the headline as “a hot Texas cheerleader.” After the cheerleader’s mother noted in the item’s comments section that her daughter was 16 years old, the story was taken down.
Calling Kim “awesome” while describing himself as “a total jacka–” in an exchange with another Twitter user Wednesday, Connor added, “My stupid comment didn’t come from a mean place … it came from an incredibly thoughtless & immature one.”
On Wednesday, Braden discussed Connor’s comments on the Barstool Radio show and vowed not to abuse the “holy responsibility” that comes with hosting a national program.
“We are not a gutter brand,” he said. “We will not be in the gutter. We will not come from the gutter.”
Then, seemingly addressing Connor, he said: “You will clean it the [expletive] up, or Day 3 will be the last day here. This is not how we do [expletive], it’s just not how we do it, and it’s not how it’s going to be handled moving forward. … We understand the severity and the seriousness of the comments made.”
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