A blogger named Chris “Spags” Spagnuolo who writes for Barstool Sports posted an article about Rihanna looking chunky. He posed the question: “Is Rihanna going to make being fat the hot new trend?” He also complained that she might inspire other women to start packing on pounds.
“Based on what I’ve seen, that means it’s time to worry if you’re not a guy who fancies himself a chubby chaser,” he wrote. “A world of ladies shaped like the Hindenburg loaded into one-piece bathing suits may be on the horizon now that Rihanna is traipsing around out there looking like she’s in a sumo suit.”
Cue our eye-rolling here.
The internet fired back at Spags for his insensitive comments. Many people weren’t surprised that these comments were posted on Barstool, which has notoriously been unkind to women. Not to mention, Rihanna looks pretty darn good, so many fans came to her defense.
Spags could have tried to make amends or realize the error of his ways, but instead he just made things worse. He stuck by his article and even claimed HE was now being cyberbullied because of it.
Rihanna fans did not like my blog calling her fat and now I’m being cyberbullied 😩 pic.twitter.com/iuvYIwW8gr
— Straight Spags (@ChrisSpags) May 30, 2017
Barstool isn’t always the most stand-up company. But in this situation, it seems like they did the right thing and gave Spags the boot. Even then Spags couldn’t shut up and let it lie.
BREAKING NEWS: @ChrisSpags suspended from blogging indefinitely
— DekeZucker (@Barstool_Quotes) June 1, 2017
Breaking: My boss can’t handle getting called out in Cosmo now that he’s trying to fuck anyyone who reads Teen Vogue https://t.co/b3bHBrt4YI
— Straight Spags (@ChrisSpags) June 1, 2017