Breaking News: Golfweek Editor Fired For Noose Cover Shot (More to come)
Power to the people!
We do make a collective difference. Sorry for the anger yesterday. Hope I didn’t offend anyone. I humbly apologize if I did.
Courtesy of Richard Prince (site is temporarily down)
David Seanor fired.
Golfweek apologized Friday for putting a noose on the cover of its magazine to illustrate the controversy over a Golf Channel anchor’s use of “lynch” in a comment about Tiger Woods. The editor responsible for the cover was replaced.
“We apologize for creating this graphic cover that received extreme negative reaction from consumers, subscribers and advertisers across the country,” Turnstile Publishing Co. president William P. Kupper Jr. said. “We were trying to convey the controversial issues with a strong and provocative graphic image. It is now obvious that the overall reaction to our cover deeply offended many people. For that, we are deeply apologetic.
Turnstile is the parent company of Golfweek.
The company said Dave Seanor, the vice president and editor of Golfweek, has been replaced immediately by Jeff Babineau.
Just sent this email from Earl Ofari Hutchinson:
A Statement from Earl Ofari Hutchinson, President Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable on the Firing of Dave Seanor VP and Editor of Golfweek.
On January 8, Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson called for prompt disciplinary action against Golf Channel broadcaster Kelly Tilghman for her crack on a nationally televised broadcast that young golfers should “lynch” Tiger Woods. The Golf Channel responded and suspended Tilghman for two weeks.But Golfweek Magazine apparently did not get the message that racially offensive and threatening words will not be tolerated and chose to feature a hanging noose on its cover. Golfweek editor and VP Dave Seanor was promptly fired for this racial insult. We applaud Golfweek for its swift response. The firing again puts editors and broadcasters on notice that racially offensive language and depictions will not be tolerated.
The LAURP Sent a Letter Sent to Golfweek President William P. Kupper, Jr. Applauding his action.