Gay Times has suspended its newly-appointed editor after a series of offensive tweets were unearthed that saw him make derogatory comments about Jewish people, lesbians and women in general among many other targets.
Buzzfeed News UK exposed the comments made Josh Rivers earlier on Wednesday, and the magazine swiftly announced he had been suspended less than a month after getting the job.
The magazine said Rivers’ past tweets “do not align with the values of Gay Times, or any of our employees, in any capacity”.
His tweets, made between 2010 and 2011, and some of which have been deleted, included:
“I wonder if they cast that guy as ‘The Jew’ because of that fucking ridiculously larger honker of a nose.
1) you look like a crackhead 2) YOU’RE A TRANNY & 3) your wig doesn’t deserve a mention.”