Dana White has once again taken his aim at popular MMA journalist Ariel Helwani over his recent comments regarding the Gina Carano controversy.
Ariel expressed his opinion about Gina’s removal from the show due to her controversial social media posts. He said, “Obviously I am very disappointed in what she posted. To be honest I haven’t agreed with a lot of the things she has posted over the past year. This last post, essentially comparing being a Republican in America, or having a certain political view, to being a Jew in Nazi Germany during World War 2 is asinine.”
“It is an absolutely crazy comparison to make and is completely insensitive to think that Jewish people and other minorities as well, not just Jews, but in this particular post Jews were the ones discussed, had to hide in attics and in gutters and had to be separated from their families and murdered six million of them.”
To which Dana reacted and said, “We all make mistakes. For everyone to go in on her… I love how Ariel Helwani made it all about him. It’s all about him. Such a douche.”
Ariel Helwani’s interview further led to Gina’s firing
Gina was in trouble after the post and the talks of her being removed from the show “The Mandarin” were happening but Ariel Helwani’s interview put the final nail in the coffin for her.
“Umm.. to compare that to what is going on in this country is just a very tone-deaf analogy to make, to put it mildly. Now I am not one, I am not into the whole cancel culture and all of that. I am not here to talk about someone’s employment or something like that. I am here to talk about the comment. The statement. The analogy.”
“As a Jewish person, and as a human being, it just doesn’t sit well. And I wish she would have never posted that. And quite frankly I wish someone would have talked to her about her social media posts over the past year. Some of them not even political. Just in general, they felt off to me. I am sorry she has gone down this path.”