ESPN anchor Sage Steele found herself facing backlash after spewing a series of controversial comments during a discussion with former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler on Wednesday. Although it’s unclear what led to their conversation about harassment against women, Steele shared her questionable perspective on the topic during Cutler’s podcast Uncut.
“I do think that as women we have to be responsible as well. It isn’t just on players and coaches to act a certain way,” the sports reporter said.
She then proceeded to regurgitate a comment often heard from conservative individuals who blame women for being victims of rape and harassment.
“When you dress like that, I’m not saying you deserve the gross comments, but you know what you’re doing when you put that outfit on too,” Steele said. “We know what we’re doing when we put certain things on.”
Cutler followed up with his approval, saying “that’s so true.”
Sage Steele believes women “need to be responsible as well” for inappropriate comments directed at them.
Sage tells young women, “when you dress like that, I’m not saying you deserve the gross comments, but you know what you’re doing when you put that outfit on too.” pic.twitter.com/6CrxOoXILN
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