Freelance writer, post-production supervisor at INE Entertainment, and all around jerk Erik Abriss reportedly lost his job as a journalist for Vulture over vile tweets where he wished death upon the students of Covington Catholic High School, and their parents.
Abriss (@AbrissErik) tweeted: “i don’t know what it says about me but I’ve truly lost the ability to articulate the hysterical rage, nausea, and heartache this makes me feel. I just want these people to die. Simple as that. Every single one of them. And their parents.”
The tweet continues, “Racism is in its Boomer death throes. It will die out with this younger generation!” Look at the shit-eating grins on all those young white slugs’ faces. Just perverse pleasure at wielding a false dominion they’ve been taught their whole life was their divine right. Fucking die.”
Abriss has since set his Twitter account to private.
“‘Racism is in its Boomer death throes. It will die out with this younger generation!’ Look at the s—-eating grins on all those young white slugs’ faces. Just perverse pleasure at wielding a false dominion they’ve been taught their whole life was their divine right. F—ing die,” he added.
Monday, INE Entertainment spoke with the Wrap about their decision to fire Abriss based on his sickening tweets.
“We were surprised and upset to see the inflammatory and offensive rhetoric used on Erik Abriss’ Twitter account this weekend. He worked with the company in our post-production department and never as a writer,” the company told the Wrap.
“While we appreciated his work, it is clear that he is no longer aligned with our company’s core values of respect and tolerance. Therefore, as of January 21, 2019, we have severed ties with Abriss,” the statement added.
We live in a time where anyone with a keyboard on their phone or PC can express themselves with the entire world in a matter of seconds. This is a wonderful tool for those wanting to share information with others, but it can cost you your livelihood if used irresponsibly.
I’ve never understood why people use social media as their digital diary, to sound off on every passing thought and feeling. Too many use social media platforms to express their negative emotions and opinions – as if no one is reading it. The problem is, they KNOW people are reading it and they are aware that the internet is essentially, forever. Risking your job, your name, your brand to express an opinion that would be frowned upon no matter what the context isn’t bold, it’s idiotic — if not outright career suicide.
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