Barstools Sports, Inc. has been under fire as of late for a blog post that was posted by one of their bloggers named Spags who was hired to not be that of a comedic face of the company but to rather draw “click bait”. Click bait is just weird, funny, interesting shit that gets people to click but what he posted was no such thing. He posted an article featuring a picture of Rihanna looking like she had gained a few pounds and proceeded to viciously rip into her with a plethora of insults. After hearing of this article being posted and the small backlash the was already ensuing, Dave Portnoy, aka El Presidente aka Davey Pageviews, the founder of Barstool made the executive decision to take the post down. After issuing a statement explaining his well-reasoned thought process behind deleting the post, he continued to receive negative criticism and backlash against his company as a whole. Cosmo magazine even featured a post condemning the Barstool site as a whole but this is just another way to show how the media tends to only tell half of the story.
I feel like I’m taking crazy pills over here but can no one see that he made a business decision ( the correct one ) and did what he did for the good of Barstool. He is getting assaulted by a two-front war with the feminists and what not like Cosmo mag on one side and idiotic stoolies on the other. Cosmo had a post titled “Garbage Sports Site Fat-Shames Rihanna, Follows Up With Garbage Apology” and it contained a bunch of one sided shit blaming the Barstool site as a whole. Pres has said time and time again since this started that Spags was never hired to do on-the-line blogs like this and when he, as a minor blogger, posted this it was immediately looked upon like it came out of Dave’s mouth on live tv. He denounced this article and explained as clearly as he could that it was not funny and just mean-spirited for being the reason it was removed. This is a comedic and satirical blog site and that was neither so the only logical option is to remove it. And then they start to attack his statement, which they labeled an apology, saying it is not sincere enough. Who gives a fuck, he runs a company and made a business decision like any other good owner would. He didn’t defend this article because it lacked any merit to do so. Plain and simple.
And the fuckin stoolies that are trying to rip on Pres and Barstool for changing what it believes in or whatever that bullshit is, just stop. If you dont see why this is the most obvious and logical move out there then put your fuckin head back in the sand. Any venture must evolve as it grows and looks to expand. This isn’t Dave hustlin papers by himself anymore, they have a global reach and impress thier contents upon millions of people a day and as cliche as it is, with great power comes great responsibility and Dave has accepted that responsibility in stride. Why you ask? He’s a born leader of men. Barstool is by the common man, for the common man and always will be. -( . )