Erin Andrews In “Tears” Over “More Than Mean” Video Showing Harassment Of Female Sports Journalists – WATCH
Erin Andrews says she was left in “tears” by the “More Than Mean” viral video, which shows just how bad the online harassment of female sports journalists can be. Watch below.
On Wednesday, one day after its release, Andrews took to Twitter to respond to the video created by sports writers and commentators Julie DiCaro, who reports for Chicago’s The 670 Score radio show, and Sarah Spain, who works for ESPN and SportsCenter. “Tears running down my face. My everyday,” Andrews wrote to her nearly three million followers. She went on, “Let’s stop this. Thank you @SarahSpain @JulieDiCaro #MoreThanMean.”
In the “More Than Mean” clip, DiCaro and Spain had men read aloud just some of the disparaging and hurtful comments they have received from strangers online. “One of the players should beat you to death with their hockey stick like the whore you are,” said one tweet. “I hope your dog gets hit by a car, you bitch,” another read. One person disgustingly wrote, “I hope your boyfriend beats you.”
A different one said DiCaro should be “Bill Cosby’s next victim.” During the spot, both the women and the men became visibly shaken and emotional hearing the horrible messages, some of which cannot be reprinted here. Andrews, who currently works for Fox Sports, has occasionally spoken about some of the cruel taunts she’s heard from the sidelines, but as the video shows, this is a problem on the internet, too. Watch the powerful “More Than Mean” PSA below.