It’s a narrative as previous as time: A person berating a girl for doing her job. Solely it’s now 2022, and misogynists aren’t getting away with their sexist and condescending remarks as usually as they as soon as did.
Final week, a male St. Louis radio host and Fox 2 information anchor went on a tirade in opposition to one among his feminine co-workers, Crystal Cooper. The rant occurred throughout a industrial break for the radio present the 2 of them work on collectively, “The Edge.”
Even on air, the strain was palpable between the 2. Vic Faust, the male radio host and information anchor, referred to as Cooper a liar, immature, and silly for citing a what he thought-about to be a dumb matter on air. It’s no shock that his rant continued off the air. Nevertheless, what’s surprising is how usually he used foul language, insults, and sexist feedback whereas berating his colleague.
On-Air Stress Turns Into Off-Air Threats
In Faust’s off-air tirade that was leaked to the St. Louis Put up Dispatch, Faust went past mentioning points he has with Cooper’s broadcasting expertise. His four-minute lengthy rant criticized Cooper’s seems, intelligence, and even her parenting expertise. Plus, he used profanity a minimum of 40 instances. As he berated his colleague, Faust tells Cooper, “You’re nothing!” and “You’re trash.”
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Because the rant escalated, Faust even informed Cooper that she shouldn’t come again to the present. “If you come back, I’m going to be in your [expletive] every [expletive] day,” Faust threatened. When Cooper replied that she wasn’t going anyplace and that Faust isn’t her boss, she was met with much more threats from Faust: “Then I will nail your [expletives] … I will do whatever I [expletive] need to do to you.” The present’s recording now not options the combat that sparked the problem, although the awkwardness is clear all through the recording and after the minimize ends.
At the same time as Faust ready for the present to return on air, he couldn’t assist however get in a single final jab at Cooper. “Your kids have a [expletive] terrible mom,” Faust criticized. “I feel sorry for them.” Cooper’s one phrase response summed up precisely how she’s feeling on the finish of the rant: “Wow. Wow.”
Are There Penalties For Sexist Rants?
We’re now dwelling in a day and age the place these tirades aren’t as acceptable as they was once. Nevertheless, the repercussions of this sexist rant are nonetheless unclear. In accordance with Crystal Cooper’s Fb web page, her ultimate day on the morning present was September 13, the day of Faust’s tirade. Tuesday’s present was additionally the final one posted on-line for “The Edge.” Solely time will inform what’s to turn out to be of the morning present and if there might be any penalties for Vic Faust at both of his internet hosting positions.
[UPDATE:] In accordance with the St. Louis Put up-Dispatch, Vic Faust has been fired from Fox 2.