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    Ex-CNN employee claims boss fired him for being gay, called him ‘flamboyant’ in $60 m

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    A former CNN employee claims he was fired because he’s gay and wore bright colors and mariachi outfits to work that were deemed “too flamboyant,” according to a $60 million discrimination lawsuit.

    William Kane, who started working at CNN in 2002, claims nobody at the news network ever informed him of a dress code or complained about the hot pink designer shirt he wore in his employee ID photo. Nor did he get any guff for the bright red track jacket, neon green soccer jersey or yellow track suit, with matching shoes and hat, that he wore at other times.

    “It really saddens me,” the 33-year-old Kane said of losing his job as a microphone tech. “I feel like the Rosa Parks of CNN. Maybe someone else won’t have to suffer the way I have,” he told the Daily News from inside his Jackson Heights, Queens, home, as he showed off his collection of 11 custom-made mariachi suits — including the one he wore at his wedding — and 100 eye-wateringly bright track suits.


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    Gay people are funny. A yellow mariachi suit? LOLOLOLOLOL

    And a bit of advice, black Americans are tired of you comparing your "struggles" to theirs. It's absurd.

    Rosa Parks? Really?

    I will admit I'd wear a yellow mariachi suit for $60 million. Probably not $50 million though. I have standards.

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    bright red track jacket, neon green soccer jersey or yellow track suit, with matching shoes and hat

    Obviously he never watched "Sixteen Candles" and learned from Long Duck Dong that this type of outfit isn't stylish.

    The Rosa Parks comparison is a bit much.

    I wonder if CNN will cover this story?

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    Re: Ex-CNN employee claims boss fired him for being gay, called him ‘flamboyant’ in $

    Does he think $60 million will be enough?

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    Re: Ex-CNN employee claims boss fired him for being gay, called him ‘flamboyant’ in $

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    Does he think $60 million will be enough?
    That can buy an awful lot of custom made mariachi suits and neon track suits.

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    Re: Ex-CNN employee claims boss fired him for being gay, called him ‘flamboyant’ in $

    It is fantastic that he is gay and comfortable with it. I am just not sure that a mariachi suit is the right attire for work. Unless of course you are a mariachi, then it is probably cool. I am a big fan of star wars. I would not expect my company to be happy if came in wearing a boba fett costume or star fleet uniform. I would love to hear tron guys opinion on this.

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    Re: Ex-CNN employee claims boss fired him for being gay, called him ‘flamboyant’ in $

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Does he think $60 million will be enough?
    Clearly not enough for the Rosa Parks of CNN.
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    Re: Ex-CNN employee claims boss fired him for being gay, called him ‘flamboyant’ in $

    He can't be gay, most gays I know have incredible fashion sense and would grill this guy.

    He was fired over inappropriate dress code, to equate dressing like an idiot to being gay is insulting and he's just using it as an excuse.
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    Re: Ex-CNN employee claims boss fired him for being gay, called him ‘flamboyant’ in $

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Gay people are funny.
    yeah... Just ****ing hilarious right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Clearly not enough for the Rosa Parks of CNN.
    I hadn't considered that. I do have to wonder what Rosa Parks' reaction would have been if he tried to sit next to her on the bus.

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    Re: Ex-CNN employee claims boss fired him for being gay, called him ‘flamboyant’ in $

    Since when does "being gay" require wearing outlandish costumes to work? I was not aware that Rosa Parks could have simply dressed differently to be allowed to sit where she pleased on the bus. This moron should be able to realize that dressing "gay" at work is not a protected right.
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