King, a civil rights activist, tweets that the Fox reporter will “coon for cash” — one of many heated comments that show things are getting way personal between them
Shaun King and Fox Sports personality Jason Whitlock are in the midst of an epic Twitter beef.
King, a civil rights activist and a New York Daily News reporter, had his race questioned last year at the height of his involvement in Black Lives Matter.
Whitlock took to his J. School blog to and referred to “advocacy writers masquerading as journalists.” This was apparently a dig at King’s recent Daily News story in which King claimed Peyton Manning’s “squeaky-clean image was built on lies.”
The feud migrated to Twitter when a user expressed “disappointment” in how Whitlock engaged in a character assassination of King with “lackluster racial analysis.”
It didn’t take long for King to chime in.
Whitlock eventually responded:
It appears that King didn’t appreciate being called “white” by Whitlock on Twitter.