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Comedian Artie Lange Comes Under Fire for Tweets About Slave Sex Fantasy

Comedian Artie Lange tweeted an NSFW slave sex fantasy today involving ESPN host Cari Champion, and got dropped from a planned TV appearance this week as a result. Lange was watching Champion, a black woman, talking on TV, and tweeted out the following observations and fantasy (again, VERY NSFW):

So… yeah.

Lange’s tweets got a LOT of social media pushback, with plenty of people using the #ISupportCari trend:

Now, on that last point, it’s worth noting that ESPN eventually spoke out on Lange’s tweets. In a statement, the network said, “His comments were reprehensible and no one should be subjected to such hateful language. They objectify and demean one of our valued employees under the thin guise of ‘comedy’ and are offensive to all of us. We will not dignify them with any other comment.”

Lange took to Twitter over the course of the day to defend himself:

Lange also revealed that his upcoming appearance on the Comedy Central show @midnight was pulled as a result of the tweets:

Champion has so far not publicly commented.

[h/t Variety]
[image via s_bukley/Shutterstock]

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