ESPN has suspended “Pardon The Interruption” co-host Tony Kornheiser for two weeks following comments he made on his Washington-based radio show last week.
On his Washington D.C.-based radio show last Friday, Kornheiser described Hannah Storm’s outfit as “horrifying.” He called her shirt “very, very tight” and suggested her skirt, a “Catholic school plaid skirt” was, as Kornheiser said, “way too short for somebody her age.” That age, Kornheiser said, was upper 40s or maybe past 50. The horror! Storm is 47, by the way.
We get it. Kornheiser makes fun of lots of stuff, including himself.
In any case, ESPN’s executive vice president of content, John Skipper, released a statement Tuesday afternoon that said: “Tony Kornheiser’s comments about Hannah Storm were entirely inappropriate. Hurtful and personal comments such as these are not acceptable and have significant consequences. Tony has been suspended from PTI for two weeks. Hannah is a respected colleague who has been an integral part of the success of our morning SportsCenter.”
Kornheiser did apologize to Storm on his next radio show. “I apologize, unequivocally. I’m a sarcastic, subversive guy…I’m a troll, look at me. I have no right to insult what anybody looks like or what anybody wears. That, I think, should go without saying.”