Barstool Sports owner Dave Portnoy has made up a blacklist of three colleges he says he won’t be hiring students from until their presidents step down.
The company has gone through cuts this year but still has hundreds of employees and is expected to make hires in the future. However, three colleges are now banned as it pertains to their students getting jobs there.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 11: David Portnoy attends the annual Charity Day hosted by BGC Group and The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund on September 11, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund)
Portnoy has declared that he won’t be bringing anyone from Harvard, Penn, or MIT in after watching their presidents give congressional testimony in which they refused to say that urging a Jewish genocide was against school conduct.
“This video has made me so irate I need to make sure as many people see it as possible,” he wrote on Instagram.
“The Deans of 3 supposedly prestigious Universities in the United States somehow refusing to condemn students calling for the Genocide of Jews on campus. AKA – the murder of all Jews. Newsflash that is calling for the murder of myself, my parents and my entire family. And these ‘leaders’ refuse to condemn this as hate speech on their campuses?
“This isn’t debating whether there should be a cease fire or discussing the future of Israel and Palestine in the Middle East. This is calling for the MURDER OF ALL JEWS everywhere and these absolute coward school administrators refuse to condemn it.”
Portnoy, who happens to be Jewish, said that he will not hire any students from the aforementioned schools as long as their presidents remain.
“Not that this will make a huge difference but moving forward I will not hire any student who graduates from any of these schools until these Deans step down,” he added.
There are two former Harvard students at Barstool Sports currently, but the new sanction is not expected to affect them.