Should anyone take Barstool Sports seriously or is it just trolling? | The Tylt
Should anyone take Barstool Sports seriously or is it just trolling?
Ever since Barstool Sports exploded on the scene, it has been nothing but a non-stop hate factory. These wannabe frat boys think they can classify disgusting content as comedy, they can get away with saying some appalling things. Take what fonder Dave Portnoy said about Harvey Weinstein, and the sex scandal he is embroiled in:
Harvey Weinstein’s answer to that, and he’s obviously a total scumbag, but any big powerful person, like—“Fuck you, it’s my company, I built this myself. I don’t get to fuck, because... I don’t owe Joe Blow, talented actress anything. This is my company, I gotta get fucking laid, and if she’s willing to make that trade... it’s not publicly... who do I owe? I don’t owe this talented person anything.
Who the hell says that? Throw in the articles calling for more frequent use of the 'C' word, and you have what The Cauldron called a "misogynist echo chamber.
People need to get a sense of humor. Barstool Sports is a COMEDY site. Did people rail on Chris Rock or Louis C.K. for their comedy specials? Does SNL get panned every week for what they do? Barstool pushes the boundaries with its sports coverage, and their fans love it. There's nothing malicious about it. The company just has a satirical comedy edge that's supposed to be fun. Here is Founder Dave Portnoy talking Forbes about it:
We're a comedy site and have made fun of every single race, religion, creed and gender. We’ve made fun of it equally. But for some reason lately, when we make fun of a girl, it ends up with this narrative. But we’re doing the same thing with everything and it’s not just gender specific...There’s plenty of girls who like it, because they’re not taking it out of context. They understand the humor and know it’s not personal. Now, if you want to go back and say, “This joke isn’t funny because women didn’t have the right to vote 75 years ago,” knock yourself out.