CNN’s chief legal analyst and longtime writer for The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin, was suspended earlier this week after he was caught masturbating on a Zoom call in front of several colleagues.
The hashtag #MeToobin began trending and the Crimes and Misdemeanors, the Investigation of Donald Trump author got dragged on social media.
Here are some of the best responses:
“Being caught on camera exposing yourself will now be known as #MeToobin,” tweeted a user. Another replied, “So, is “toobin” a new verb to add to our lexicon? Meaning: “to tug the tube while zoomin.””
“Damn Jeffrey Toobin, at least Pee-wee Herman was in an X-rated movie theater, I’m just saying,” Simpson gleefully exclaimed.
Toobin wrote The Run of His Life: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, which was the source material for FX’s 2016 television series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) October 20, 2020
The Dilbert author Scott Adams released a frame of his upcoming comic addressing the situation.
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) October 26, 2020
Donald Trump Jr.
When one user wrote that Toobin got caught “doing something almost everyone does,” Trump Jr. clapped back.
“Does ‘almost everyone’ pleasure themselves in front of their co-workers or during a meeting?” He wrote. “If so I guess I’ve been doing it all wrong. #MeToobin.”
Does “almost everyone” pleasure themselves in front of their coworkers or during a meeting?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 20, 2020
CNN’s Brian Stelter seemingly sympathized with colleague Toobin with his tweet: “Jeffrey Toobin has been sidelined at a pivotal moment in the run-up to the presidential election. The reason: He exposed himself during a Zoom call.”
Jeffrey Toobin has been sidelined at a pivotal moment in the run-up to the presidential election. The reason: He exposed himself during a Zoom call with New Yorker colleagues in what he says was an accident. Here's our full story https://t.co/pHHNURlxnR
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 20, 2020
Louder with Crowder’s host Steven slammed CNN’s soft coverage. “I appreciate your clarifying “OUR full story”, which tacitly acknowledges that CNN is not giving its readers the TRUE story,” he posted.
I appreciate your clarifying "OUR full story", which tacitly acknowledges that CNN is not giving its readers the TRUE story. Namely that one of its chief legal analysts was masturbating on a live Zoom call with women present. https://t.co/b3Fj5aJY7b
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) October 20, 2020
The Young Turks host Adrienne Lawrence slammed Toobin defenders for “telling on themselves” and implying that masturbating at work is anything less than “sexual harassment.”
With #MeToobin trending, I have a few thoughts:
1. Masturbating at work is neither normal nor acceptable—it's sexual harassment.
2. Individuals who engage in sexual harassment should suffer professional consequences.
3. These Toobin defenders are telling on themselves.
— Adrienne Lawrence (@AdrienneLaw) October 20, 2020
Charmed’s Rose McGowan replied to Lawrence’s post. “Can you all imagine if a conservative woman was caught masturbating on an @zoom meeting like #MeToobin?” She went on to say: “Do you think there’d be liberal ‘intellectuals’ rising to defend her? She’d be burned at the stake.”