Fire Jess Allen and shut down The Social TV program

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During the November 12 broadcast of The Social, the subject of Don Cherry's comments about immigrants wearing poppies during Remembrance Day was brought up, and Allen jumped in to share her thoughts not just about Don Cherry, but hockey in general.

Allen said that Don Cherry being considered a Canadian icon and a symbol of hockey "struck a nerve" with her.

"I don't worship at the altar of hockey. I never have," Allen said, "and maybe it's because of where I grew up and going to a couple of different universities. There's a certain type of person in my mind, in my experience, who does."

Allen continued saying, "And they all tended to be white boys who weren't, let's say, very nice. They were not generally thoughtful. They were often bullies."


Allen continued by pointing out that it can cost a lot of money to sign a kid up for junior hockey, saying, "Their parents were able to afford to put them, you know, spend $5,000 a year on minor hockey." Allen suggests that the money would be better suited to travelling and learning about the world.

She concluded her statements saying that Don Cherry is a "representative" of the type of person that Allen is talking about. Allen acknowledged that Cherry has "done some good things" but added, "Whether he's charming or not, but he's still a bigot and a misogynist."

Don Cherry has denied that he was talking about immigrants during his rant about wearing poppies on Remembrance Day.

"I find it embarrassing that there's a big chunk of the country that is so upset about this. Hockey doesn't mean anything to me, I'm sorry," Allen concluded.

Allen is guilty of racial and gender specific discrimination and bigotry, acting in bad faith with purposeful malicious intent to inflict to harm upon those she targeted, namely white males who play hockey as well as their families. There is no excuse and no defence for what she’s said. Her equally racist and sexist co hosts support her perspectives citing and endorsing her as a “great Canadian” immediately following her on air rant. 

The four hosts of the show need to be fired and removed from their positions, the show needs to discontinued and removed from Canadian broadcast networks permanently.