CNN analyst and New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin is being slated online for masturbating during a Zoom call with colleagues. As #MeToobin trends on Twitter, Toobin enters the pantless pantheon of public figures caught in the act.
Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended from his job at the New Yorker magazine and been given leave from CNN, after exposing his genitals on a Zoom call with co-workers. According to Vice News, which broke the story on Monday, “Toobin was masturbating” during the teleconference, with his fellow journos saying they saw him “jerking off.”
“I thought I had muted the Zoom video,” the liberal pundit said in his defense, calling his work-call whack-off an “embarrassingly stupid mistake.” During the call, the tone could hardly be described as sexual. Participants were running a simulation of next month’s presidential election, with Toobin playing the role of the courts.
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A day later, Toobin was still being roasted on Twitter. Under the hashtag #MeToobin, some commentators slammed his “creepy” behavior as textbook sexual harassment, while others joked at the naked New Yorker’s expense.
This thread is spot-on….#Toobin was masturbating during a work meeting. It would be sexual harassment if he’d done it at the office. Instead, he did it in a Zoom meeting.Guess what? It’s STILL sexual harassment.Enough excusing creepy white men.#MeToobinhttps://t.co/X8drqsjwpY
— Crissie Brown 🏳️🌈 (@ComiCrissieB) October 20, 2020
Dear Men,It is the easiest thing in the world to keep your junk in your pants. There are a series of avoidable bad decisions before you end up with your dick out on zoom. Should you make bad choices, don’t complain when you are held accountable. Don’t be a #MeToobin
— Jackie Summers (@jackfrombkln) October 20, 2020
Don’t worry, he won’t be gone for shlong https://t.co/elDuI6r58q
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 19, 2020
CNN: “No, Mr. Toobin, sir, we hired you to be a master DEBATOR.”
— Faith Salie (@Faith_Salie) October 19, 2020
Even former NFL star and convicted felon OJ Simpson joined in. “Damn Jeffrey Toobin,” he said in a video posted to Twitter. “At least Pee Wee Herman was in an X-rated movie theater,” referring to comedian Paul Reubens’ widely-publicized arrest for masturbating in an adult cinema in 1991.
Toobin is not a stranger to Simpson, and his account of the troubled running back’s murder trial, ‘The Run of his Life’ was adapted for television as the FX series ‘American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson’ in 2016.
Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, the ways we work and interact with each other have changed. Zoom calls have replaced boardroom meetings, classrooms have gone virtual, and lockdowns have made dating an online game. What hasn’t changed, apparently, are the perverted pastimes of some of our public figures.
Just last month, an Argentinian MP resigned after he was caught sucking on a young woman’s breast during a virtual session of parliament. Several weeks beforehand, a government official in the Philippines was caught having sex with his secretary during a conference call. When he realized he had been seen, the official ducked out of the frame, put his trousers back on, and attempted to play off the incident. His colleagues were having none of it, and the official was soon booted from his job. (RT)
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