Actually, the ‘drain’ has been caused by companies acting to remove predators. And that’s a good thing. But as I assert in today’s column, we’re beginning to see the same double-standard emerging that allowed this catastrophe to take hold in the first place.
CNN’s Dylan Byers has come under fire for his ‘disgusting’ tweet bemoaning the ‘talent drain’ that he believes the recent allegations of sexual harassment has caused in the media industry.
‘Beyond the pain/humiliation women have endured (which is of course the paramount issue), it’s worth taking stock of the incredible drain of talent from media/entertainment taking place right now,’ Byers tweeted.
‘Never has so much talent left the industry all at once,’ he added.
But after tweeting that statement out, it appeared that he soon regretted it as several people took to Twitter to call him out.
As penance for this terrible take u should give your job to a woman who left journalism in her early 20s after being sexually harassed,’ Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, the culture editor at Jezebel, tweeted in response.
‘Dylan do you need a woman to explain to you why this was a bad tweet,’ New Yorker writer Helen Rosner tweeted.
Another Twitter user went on to try and clarify what they believed Byers was trying to say.
‘What Dylan Byers meant to say is that it sucks that sexual predators are finally getting punished for their actions because he really enjoys binge-watching House of Cards and Charlie Rose reruns,’ the user said.