The 2016 NBA finals have certainly heated up and become competitive, but taking your rage out on Twitter didn’t work out so well for one fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A Cavs fan named Moe Wahdan, under the Twitter handle @SoftCaramelKiss, made a thoroughly unwarranted comment about Stephen Curry’s sister, Sydel Curry, and his three-year-old daughter, Riley.
In response to Sydel Curry’s tweet that she had arrived at Cleveland, Wahdan told “[her] and [her] family to get the f*ck out of Cleveland” and called Riley a f****t.
This is disgusting behavior, particularly toward a three-year-old child, regardless of team loyalty.
One Twitter user forwarded this tweet to the handle of Wahdan’s employer, Holton Wise Property Group, asking the company if they knew “their apprentice agent is using that word in a public forum?”
Holton Wise immediately responded that they did not condone such behavior and apparently terminated Wahdan. James Wise, the owner of Holton Wise, later put out a full statement to Complex, expressing his discontent with the situation:
“I immediately investigated what was going on. I also stumbled upon his twitter account that had many tweets and posts that where (sic.) wildly inappropriate. At Holton-Wise, we expect our employees to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. The behavior demonstrated by Moe towards the Curry family, as well as the inappropriate content I discovered while investigating what was happening with the Curry family tweets led me to terminate him immediately. We do not condone harassment or hate speech of any kind.”
Wise definitely made the right move, and this situation will hopefully act as a warning to all employees who choose to conduct themselves erroneously on social media. There has been a growing pattern of employers firing workers due to inappropriate social media behavior, and Wahdan exemplified the consequences of this.
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