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Radio Host Fired After Making Sexual Comments About 17-Year-Old Olympian Chloe Kim
Patrick Connor reportedly called Kim a "little hot piece of a**."
California radio host Patrick Connor lost his job — one of them, anyway — after making sexual comments about 17-year-old Olympian Chloe Kim last week.
During an episode of Sirius XM's Barstool Sports show Dialed-In with Dallas Braden, Connor made a number of suggestive remarks about Kim, who recently took home the gold in women's snowboarding halfpipe.
"Her 18th birthday is April 23, and the countdown is on, baby," Connor said during Tuesday's broadcast. "That's what I like about them high school girls."
"She's fine as hell! If she was 18, you wouldn't be ashamed to say that she's a little hot piece of a**," he added. "And she is. She is adorable. I'm a huge Chloe Kim fan."
Though Connor made the comments during a Barstool Sports show, he was fired the next day by KNBR, a radio station in San Francisco where Connor hosted The Shower Hour with Patrick Connor. He later took to social media to issue a public apology, Glamour reports.
"Yesterday in a weird attempt to make people laugh I failed," he wrote on Twitter. "My comments about @chloekimsnow were more than inappropriate they were lame & gross. Im [sic] truly sorry Chloe. You've repped our country so brilliantly. I apologize to my colleagues & the listeners for being a total idiot."
Dialed-In host Braden also addressed the incident during an on-air conversation with Connor, CNN reports.
"It is nothing to make light of," Braden said at one point. "We understand the severity of it."
Connor apologized further for his inappropriate remarks, saying, "I just want to quickly address my behavior yesterday. I'm super embarrassed. If I were to just slice up the pie chart of my comments they were, one slice was dumb, another slice was super insensitive and disrespectful. Kinda needy. It was pretty needy, and that's not a good look. And I've taken a pretty good beating and I effin' deserve it. Don't feel sorry for me."
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