Daily Beast ‘Grindr-Baiting’ Story Sparks Outrage for Outing of Gay Olympians


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Not even sure where this article fits, but …

Daily Beast ‘Grindr-Baiting’ Story Sparks Outrage for ‘Sleazy’ Outing of Gay Olympians
Itay Hod | August 11, 2016 @ 1:55 PM

The Daily Beast has now taken down the story and replaced it with an editor’s note that says the site “took an unprecedented but necessary step” by removing the article.

The Daily Beast is under fire on Thursday after one of its straight writers lured gay (and closeted) athletes using dating apps for no apparent reason other than to shame them.

TDB’s latest gem, “The Other Olympic Sport in Rio: Swiping,” is the brainchild of straight, married writer Nico Hines, who thought outing Olympic athletes (some from “notoriously homophobic countries”) was somehow news.

Then, in his infinite wisdom, Hines decided to leave just enough clues so that anyone with an internet connection could figure who these athletes are. We won’t add them to this story, but suffice it say it didn’t take long for some to figure it out.

Voyeuristic “catfishing” gay Olympic athletes is “journalism”? Sheesh! And then publishing enough info about some of the athletes that they could be identified by countries that would imprison and/or kill them?! Totally! Moronic!