Cam Newton has been fired by Oikos Greek Yogurt.
Not even 24 hours after making a disparaging remark towards a female sports reporter, the brand released a statement suggesting they have ended their relationship with the Carolina Panthers quarterback.
“We’re disheartened by Cam Newton’s behavior, which we perceive as sexist,” the company tweeted. “We shared our concerns with Cam & will no longer work with him.”
It was during Wednesday night’s press conference that Newton made a comment towards Jourdan Rodrigue that ended up in utter fallout.
When the Charlotte Observer reporter asked Newton about wide receiver Devin Funchess embracing “the physicality of his routes,” Cam responded, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.”
Newton continued, “It’s funny.”
Meanwhile, the reporter, who is now being attacked for making racist comments on Twitter in years past, still has a job.
In one tweet that has since been deleted, Jourdan revealed just how much she enjoys her racist father making jokes about native Americans. “My dad is being super racist as pass through Navajo land. He’s the best. Racist jokes the whole drive home.”
It gets worse. In other tweet, she wrote: “The earth moves at 450+mph that’s 10 times triller than NASCAR. DALE EARNHART’S A BITCH NIGGA.”
After the tweets started circulating the Web, she apologized via the social media website, writing: “I apologize for the offensive tweets from my Twitter account from 4/5 years ago. There is no excuse for these tweets and the sentiment behind them. I am deeply sorry and I apologize.”
Sound off: If Cam can be fired for his remarks, should Rodrigue be let go for being blatantly racist on a public forum?