By Chris Pennell
Social media is taking over the internet and society as a whole. From Facebook to Instagram to snapchat, no one has privacy anymore and you have to be careful on what you post because it could come back to haunt you in the long run.
Recently in the news Curt Schilling, former All-Star pitcher, was caught red handed after posting an offensive comment on social media. The comment was focused towards transgender people in response to the North Carolina law that bands transgender people from using bathrooms that do not correspond with their birth genders.
Schilling showed his emotion towards the situation and willingly said something that he would most definitely want to take back. “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, a woman’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.” ESPN quickly saw this comment and fired him the next day.
Curt Schilling however denied that comment and all he said was he replied to the comment on social media, but didn’t post anything. Schillings ESPN career lasted for six years. For being such a standout pitcher his whole career and write something on social media to the point where you are fired from your job is hard to believe. Social media is a source where you need to look out for what you write. If you are not careful enough, it could greatly come back to haunt you in the long run.