The stages of grief can be a turbulent and confusing time, and the firing of one of our most favorite TV personalities, Bill O’Reilly, has the nation twisted up in an emotional knot that even Houdini would abandon for a stiff drink.
All across the web, people appear to be celebrating O’Reilly’s canning — but what are they really trying to say?
You know, on second thought we may have miscalculated. This is the same Bill O’Reilly who has a whole mess of sexual harassment allegations nipping at his heels, the same guy who fought hard against marriage equality, the guy who referred to equal restroom access for trans people as an “insane program.”
So what’s to be taken from the wave of jubilation that’s sweeping over the interwebs?
Just one sentiment comes to mind — good riddance!
Scroll down to see what people are saying:
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— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) April 19, 2017
more like o’bye-ly amirite
— Kelsey Sutton (@kelseymsutton) April 19, 2017
O'Reilly was paid be TV's white male privilege superego. Sweet that racism & sexism finally killed his bottom line.https://t.co/XBsgd8RRnN
— jess mcintosh (@jess_mc) April 19, 2017
Bill O’Reilly tearfully enters a SoulCycle
“sorry, all the bikes are booked. Maybe try FlyWheel?”
All the bikes were not booked
— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) April 19, 2017
all it took was millions of dollars and an avalanche of complaints https://t.co/wyFoMEdo3a
— Shani O. Hilton (@shani_o) April 19, 2017
Very inspiring to see that numerous sexual harassment allegations can hurt a powerful man’s career once it's bad for the bottom line.
— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) April 19, 2017
FOX News sends a powerful message: a workplace culture of rampant sexual harrassment and aggression will only be tolerated for 2 decades
— John Miguel McCauley (@Mickey_McCauley) April 19, 2017
Reminder that the first $9M O'Reilly settlement for sexual harassment was 13 YEARS ago so it's not like this is a stunning victory for women
— Amy Sullivan (@sullivanamy) April 19, 2017
take note dudes: you may only have 15 years of unimpeded sexual harassment so make em count
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) April 19, 2017
Congrats to Tucker Carlson for being the next best thing to a serial sexual predator who wrote terrible books.
— Chloe Angyal (@ChloeAngyal) April 19, 2017
Fox News: a lazy susan of racist morons. https://t.co/HdGm23VSUh
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) April 19, 2017
— CK (@charley_ck14) April 19, 2017