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Hipster.com CEO Resigns from Jeb Bush PAC After Racist and Sexist Comments Emerge

Ethan Czahor, the new hipster CTO of Governor Jeb Bush‘s Super PAC, resigned his position one day on the job, due to some really dumb sexist tweets and racist remarks.

Soon after the media lampooned Right to Rise PAC for hiring the founder of Hipster.com in a grab for cultural relevancy, they began looking at Czahor’s social media history, and discovered that he had a history of tweeting stuff about “sluts” and gay men, as well as a tendency to say unflattering things about black people.

The tweets, initially uncovered by BuzzFeed, revealed a history of bad sexist jokes and a subdued alarm over gay men at the gym:

new study confirms old belief: college female art majors are sluts, science majors are also sluts but uglier

most people don’t know that “halloween” is German for “night that girls with low self-esteem dress like sluts”

when i burp in the gym i feel like it’s my way of saying, “sorry guys, but i’m not gay”

the golds gym in San Francisco has a wide selection of free weights, machines, and men who undress you with there eyes while you work out

Czahor, who quickly deleted the tweets, attempted to explain himself thusly:

Though the PAC initially stood by Czahor, calling him “a great talent in the tech world,” the Huffington Post soon unearthed comments that he’d made during a radio show in college, in which he mocked African-American culture by comparing it to Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader who, we’ll note, was killed long before any of the things Czahor criticized came into being:

First of all, Martin Luther King, Jr. was a well-dressed, extremely well-spoken man; he didn’t have his pants sagged to his ankles, and he wasn’t delivering his speech in “jibberish” or “slang” (ie. he wasn’t speaking like a rapper). He understood that looking respectable and speaking clearly and concisely isn’t a trait of white men — it’s a trait of intelligent men.

He also understood that, while slavery was a terrible practice and certainly a blemish on America’s resumé, America is still the greatest country in the world. He doesn’t dwell on the negative past; instead, he urges all (not just black) Americans to look forward. In other words, he doesn’t drone on about every little problem a black person has faced in their life; and then suggested solutions such as: blacks need more money (ie. welfare programs) or more racial-based preferences (ie. quotas) in the workplace.

Along with being pretty racist, college-aged Czahor’s being historically inaccurate: people weren’t complaining about quotas in MLK’s time, because African-Americans were legally prevented from taking jobs; Great Society welfare ills didn’t fully emerge until after King’s death, and rap didn’t exist when he was alive, dummy.

He also once wrote “black parents need to get their sh@# together, as the majority of newborn black babies belong to single-parent households. (Don’t listen to me — listen to Bill Cosby.)” We presume that it was before the allegations against Bill Cosby broke out.

This was the final straw for the Right to Rise PAC, and Czahor announced his resignation this morning.

[h/t Jezebel]
[Image via screenshot/CBS]


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