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Cam Newton Fired By Oikos Greek Yogurt Amid Sexist Scandal — But What About The Racist Reporter?

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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?

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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