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Dave Portnoy says Normani’s VMAS ‘face f—k’ is a double standard

For Dave Portnoy it’s good to be unhealthy.

Normani’s lusty MTV Video Music Awards’ efficiency, proves that criticism of Barstool Sports activities is unfair, in response to the digital media firm’s founder.

“That is good. Barstool unhealthy,” 44-year-old Portnoy tweeted to his 2.6 million followers in the course of the Sunday evening present at Brooklyn’s Barclays Middle, together with a video of the 25-year-old singer’s sultry onstage dance whoch culminated in her straddling Teyana Taylor, 30. 

“I simply need folks to know, that is on VH1 proper now, similar to cable TV, anybody can watch this,” Portnoy rants whereas filming his TV display screen. “Folks say Barstool’s too raunchy, like, that, you already know, we’re sexist, chauvinist pigs, can’t let folks see it, too excessive, smokeshows, however this woman, who’s getting like face f—ed, and scissoring, proper now simply on VH1, that is cool.”

Barstool has develop into infamous for selling a “tradition of on-line hate” and gamifying sexual harassment and cyberbullying, with many feminine sportswriters blaming Portnoy for manifesting and inspiring misogynistic on-line discourse. In latest months, the corporate’s controversial historical past generated blowback in opposition to Main League Baseball after The Put up reported the 2 entities have been in talks to workforce up. In June, Portnoy was briefly suspended from Twitter. 

Teyana Taylor and Normani backstage at the VMAs.
Teyana Taylor and Normani backstage on the VMAs.
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Feedback on Portnoy’s viral critique of Normani’s efficiency — which was an ode to Janet Jackson’s — are considerably a mixture of the bro-culture king’s followers agreeing with him, disparaging girls, and expressing concern for kids watching the attractive present. 

Along with disliking Normani’s efficiency, Portnoy additionally took challenge with Justin Bieber’s VMAs outfit. “Any individual get Bieber some garments that match,” he tweeted.

Normani dances on Teyana Taylor at the 2021 VMAs.
Normani dances on Teyana Taylor on the 2021 VMAs.
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In the meantime, Portnoy was prepared to just accept some critique of Barstool yesterday, if not on a theological stage: The corporate’s app “kinda sucked” on Sunday, Portnoy acknowledged Monday. When it comes to digital performance particularly, “We are going to get higher” he tweeted concerning the challenge.

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