CNN segment on Friday went totally off the rails after Sports reporter Clay Travis proudly exclaimed, on live television, that he believes in two things completely: the First Amendment and boobs." Travis was appearing on CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin to discuss the controversy surrounding ESPN's Jemele Hill, who made headlines earlier this week after she called Donald Trump a white supremacist and bigot. "I'm a first amendment absolutist and believe in two things completely," Travis said. "The First Amendment and boobs."
That statement made host Brooke Baldwin pause in complete shock before getting a clarification from him. The rest as follows:
"Baldwin could not simply let the boob comment pass, and before long she, Travis and fellow guest Keith Reed were going back and forth about whether it is appropriate to talk about boobs live on national television. The segment reached peak absurdity when Travis interrupted Reed to ask, "You don't love boobs, too?"
Eventually, Baldwin had had enough, cutting in to announce that Travis' appearance was over.
Once Travis and Reed were gone, Baldwin declared that, "That was entirely inappropriate," before apologizing for not cutting Travis' microphone quicker."
Baldwin went online to express her utter disbelief:
That was... I just... it was one of those thought bubbles "did he actually say that on MY SHOW?!" Note to men -- that is never okay. #smh
— Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) September 15, 2017
This is now being referred to as #boobgate
Here's what I was REALLY thinking when #boobgate when down: https://t.co/OvJoUmyoPs … File this under things NOT to say in 2017. #CNN
— Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) September 16, 2017
Clay also used twitter to send a message:
Me loving the first amendment and boobs triggers CNN https://t.co/HmBZuMgXvl
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 15, 2017
Since Travis was identified during the segment as being from "FOX Sports Radio," everyone assumes Travis is a FOX Sports personality, but that's not technically true. When asked for comment on Travis' outrageous comments, FOX had this to say:
Statement from Fox Sports on @claytravis' appearance on @CNN with @BrookeBCNN this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/jhtsrH5cb4
— A.J. Perez (@byajperez) September 16, 2017
Travis hosts a show on FOX Sports Radio, but FOX Sports only syndicates his shock-jock brand of humor. Various publications covering the completely inappropriate comments have also credited him as "FOX Sports Clay Travis."
Some confusion may exist because Travis has appeared on cable news in front of a giant FOX Sports banner over the last six months since he stopped working at FOX Sports. Some video of him on FOX News and CNN last month. (Source: The Big Lead)
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