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The Federalist fires commentator for attacking gay journalist

The Federalist fires commentator for attacking gay journalist

Homophobic attack: Yashar Ali was subjected to appalling comments from Mcallister. Photo: YouTube

US Conservative news site The Federalist has fired one of its commentators after she verbally attacked a gay journalist.

Political commentator Denise McAllister had earlier sent a series of tweets attacking Yashar Ali, which many found incendiary.

The spat appears to have started when McAllister took issue with Ali responding to one of her Twitter posts. McAllister was taking a swipe at ‘Millennial women’ in these posts, to which many, including Ali had responded.

She replied to Ali with a homophobic and derogatory comment saying that a gay man commenting on a heterosexual relationship was ‘sad’ and ‘pathetic’.

Homophobic tweets

She then added: ‘I think @yashar has a crush on me. Maybe I’m making him doubt his love of penis’.

Things took a turn for the worse when the Conservative commentator became increasingly aggressive and homophobic.

‘Oh so sad. @yashar is lost. He doesn’t know his purpose as a man. He doesn’t know his purpose as a human being’, McAllister wrote, adding: ‘He doesn’t know his purpose as an Individual. So he wallows and tries to find himself in another man’s asshole. Sad,” she added.

McAllister’s homophobic words drew outraged responses from many, including many fellow Conservatives.

Eventually, the publisher of the website fired McAllister from the title. Ben Domenech posted confirmation on Twitter that Mcallister would no longer be writing for the site.

‘In response to your many inquiries, we’ve spoken and Denise McAllister will not be writing for us at The Federalist any more’, Domenech wrote.

Yasher shared the offensive posts with his 382,000 Twitter followers. He said he had been bullied throughout his life, but was still proud to be gay.

Bullied as a child

“I was bullied for being Iranian as a kid. But I never felt ashamed of my ethnicity. I came out on 8/17/2001 & while it hasn’t always been easy, I have always been proud of who I am. I’m Iranian, gay, and Catholic. Perhaps an odd combo, but I wouldn’t change who I am for the world,” he said.

McAllister also got into an exchange with Domenech’s wife, Meghan McCain last week, the Washington Examiner reported. She had tweeted a barbed comment asking what was the point of a podcast McCain led. This clearly didn’t go down well either.

Yashar Ali also last week accused the managing editor of politics for NBC and MSNBC, Dafna Linzer, of trying “to bully me on behalf of the” Democratic National Committee.

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