These two deserve an even better show now!
Esquire isn’t be the most popular network on cable due to its focus on targeting a male demographic without any sporting events.
And when you hear about its internal push toward sexism, you may like it even less…
Thankfully, two of the channel’s TV personalities have taken a stand against the patriarchy and decided to quit Best Bars in America after two seasons after being asked to objectify women!
Apparently, after successfully filming 20 episodes touring bars across the country, Sean Patton and Jay Larson were asked to be more bro-y and rude for the now-defunct third season.
In an interview with SiriusXM‘s Bennington radio show, Sean opened up about their decision to exit the reality show, saying:
“A lot of people don’t realize ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ and I feel like Jay and I have been hesitant to tweet about it or anything ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ but the show… we walked away. It was fun, and we did two seasons, and it still airs… it got to a point where you wanted to say to them, ‘You guys should have hired two 21-year-old hosts.’ Not because we couldn’t handle the drinking, but ’cause of some of the things they were really pushing for us to do…
They would pull us aside and be like, ‘Well, guys, she’s a supermodel. Maybe give her a little ogle, or be like, ‘Wow, you’re so hot.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m in my 30s!’ And Jay was like, ‘I have a wife and two children. You want me to ogle another woman for television? No, I’m not doing it.'”
Good for you, guys!
While we’re bummed Sean and Jay are out of a job, we bet their friends and families are super proud of them for doing the right thing.
Would U have been able to walk away from a TV show where you get paid to get drunk every day??
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