ESPN Host Sage Steele Removed After Comments Critical of Obama, Vaccines

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ESPN host Sage Steele is now in hot water after appearing on Jay Cutler’s Podcast ‘Uncut’ and making controversial statements about former President Barack Obama as well as vaccines for Covid-19.

As Yahoo News reports:

Steele, who is African-American and Irish/Italian, shared how she designates her race on the U.S. Census report by referencing Obama.

“If they make you choose a race, what are you gonna put? Well, both,” Steele said. “Barack Obama chose Black and he’s biracial…congratulations to the President, that’s his thing. I think that’s fascinating considering his Black dad is nowhere to be found but his white mom and grandma raised him, but okay. You do you. I’m gonna do me. Listen, I’m pretty sure my white mom was there when I was born. And my white family loves me as much as my Black family.”

Steele is one of the more prominent conspiracy theorists regarding the vaccine. She’s upset over ESPN’s vaccine mandate, which she called “sick” and “scary” during the podcast episode. ​​

The network, which is owned by Disney, is one of the companies that are requiring its employees to get the jab. They issued a statement on Tuesday, saying that Steele would not return to the network for a week, foregoing her noon spot on SportsCenter, and has been removed as the host of the 2021 espnW: Women + Sports Summit, taking place Oct. 18-20, per TheHill. Ironically, given her stance on the vaccine, per The WrapSteele has also tested positive for COVID-19.

Steele later apologized for her comments on her social media account:


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Irma Vasel
Irma Vasel
10 months ago

Oh boo-hoo – ESPN can’t accept the truth, or the very least diversity of thought/opinion. ESPN comes across as petty, small and just plain stupid by “censoring” those that don’t bow to them. What – can’t they just make a statement that the views of others don’t match their views (and thereby expose their own bias).

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
10 months ago


  • While the FDA voted to approve a booster for high-risk individuals and those over 65, the CDC’s expert advisory committee did not. They actually voted against recommending a booster for high-risk individuals based on their profession or living conditions. They thought only those over the age of 65 should be eligible for a booster at this time CDC director Rochelle Walensky overruled her own experts and September 24, 2021, recommended a booster dose for adults at high risk of infection due to profession or living conditions From bad to worse news, Pfizer is preparing to seek emergency use expansion to cover children aged 5 through 11. The FDA and CDC may review the data and vote on the issue as early as the end of October 2021 In mid-September 2021, Italy became the first European country to announce it will implement mandatory COVID-19 health passes (so-called “Green Pass”) for all workers, both public and private. The mandate takes effect October 15, 2021 
10 months ago

Ripped by Jemele Hill and Keith Olbermann? Sounds two badges of honor to me! It is scary that anyone takes Olbermann seriously, much less pays for his microphone