Ex-CNN employee claims boss fired him for being gay, called him
Gay people are funny. A yellow mariachi suit? LOLOLOLOLOLA 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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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.