Employee Fired in Ohio Over ‘Straight Pride’ Social Media Post

An employee with an Ohio news station was fired after she posted about “straight pride” on social media.

Madonna Chism Pinkard, the community relations director for WFMJ TV, was allegedly let go from her position with the news station after sharing an “unauthorized post.”

“WFMJ has terminated the employment of our Community Relations Director following her unauthorized post on a company-linked social media site last week,” the news station wrote in its post. “WFMJ is committed to serving our entire community with the respect we believe all people deserve.”

Pinkard had reportedly shared the post on her personal Facebook page while using a photo of the news station as her profile picture.

“We recognize we live in a diverse community with differing views on many topics, and we believe discussions of those views and reporting on them should be done in a respectful manner by all,” the news station added. “We deeply regret that our Community Relations Director crossed the line.”

Pinkard shared a photo of a man and a woman appearing to be dressed in wedding attire, according to a screenshot of her post by another social media user.