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Barstool founder blasts VMAs for raunchy ‘face f***’ by Normani while his site is labeled ‘raunchy’

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The founder of Barstool Sports criticized pop singer Normani’s performance at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, protesting what he sees as a double standard between his ‘raunchy’ website and the suggestive dance on national TV.

Dave Portnoy, 44, pointed out the twists of the Fifth Harmony alum on fellow singer Teyana Taylor, 30.

‘This is good. Bar stool bad,” he told his 2.6 million followers over a video in which he talks during the awards ceremony.

“I just want people to know that this is on VH1 now, just like cable TV, anyone can watch this.

“People say Barstool is too raunchy, like, you know, we’re sexist, chauvinist pigs, we can’t show people, too exaggerated, smoke shows, but this girl, who like face f***** and cut , now just on VH1, that’s cool.’

Dave Portnoy, 44, found a double standard in handling bar stools and Normani’s performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday

“I just want people to know that this is on VH1 now, just like cable TV,” he said, adding that people often criticize his site for being “sexist, chauvinistic pigs, that people can’t show it”

Normani, 25, suggestively danced to fellow singer Teyana Taylor, 30, during the show

Normani, 25, suggestively danced to fellow singer Teyana Taylor, 30, during the show

“But this girl, who’s just now starting to cut and scissors on VH1, this is cool”

Normani, 25, promoted her latest single Wild Side.

Portnoy founded Barstool in 2003 as a newspaper for men who “enjoy sports, gambling, golf and hunting in short skirts,” according to the website.

It has evolved as an outlet that hosts a number of bloggers and collects viral videos on multiple popular Instagram accounts – but it remains firmly rooted in Portnoy’s leadership, with a loyal and at times tough, young male audience and daily posts from crowned women the ‘Smoke Show of the Day.’

Portnoy founded Barstool in Boston in 2003.  Since then, it has grown into a media giant with a loyal audience that is now in talks with Major League Baseball to broadcast the Arizona Bowl.

Portnoy founded Barstool in Boston in 2003. Since then, it has grown into a media giant with a loyal audience that is now in talks with Major League Baseball to broadcast the Arizona Bowl.

Reactions to Portnoy’s late-night rant were divided, with at least one user criticizing the irony of Portnoy criticizing sexually suggestive content

“Never thought we’d see a portnoy heelturn with pearls,” said one user.

The company is in talks with Major League Baseball about live rights to the Arizona Bowl, which will be hosted online on Barstool’s platforms.

The 7-year-old game pits members of the Mountain West Conference and Mid-American Conference

Talks with the MLB have led to criticism of Barstool’s less good reputation, the report said Washington Post.

Reactions to Portnoy's late-night rant were divided, with at least one user criticizing the irony of Portnoy criticizing sexually suggestive content

Reactions to Portnoy’s late-night rant were divided, with at least one user criticizing the irony of Portnoy criticizing sexually suggestive content

“MLB has long had a fundamental demographic problem, with a shrinking, aging, male audience,” tweeted San Francisco Chronicle Sports Editor Christina Kahrl.

“Their response to that is to try to elevate a subsection of the sports market with a particularly horrific record of misogyny and bigotry? Jackie Robinson’s sport deserves better.’

In 2017, ESPN canceled a show based on a Barstool podcast after internal pushback from employees, according to the Daily Beast.

It came after ESPN host Sam Ponder tweeted photos of a 2014 blog post in which Portnoy called her a “BIBLE THUMPING FREAK,” whose primary job requirement was to “make men hard.”

ESPN President John Skipper said at the time, “While we had approval for the show’s content, I made a mistake in assuming we could distance our efforts from the Barstool site and its content.”

Portnoy then went after Ponder and a female journalist who covered the story in several blogs and inspired his young male readers to do the same.

Portnoy was briefly suspended from Twitter in June, although the reason why, according to the New York Post.

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