Report: CNN Drops Reza Aslan Following Profane Anti-Trump Comments
CNN has decided to not renew Reza Aslan’s show ‘Believer’ days after several profane anti-Trump tweets by Aslan were found on his Twitter account, reported Variety.
“CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series ‘Believer with Reza Aslan,’” the network said in a statement. “We wish Reza and his production team all the best. “
Aslan is an Iranian refugee who came to America with his family during the Iranian revolution of the late 1970s. Aslan later became a U.S. citizen and is a religious scholar by profession and education.
The tweet that led to Aslan’s downfall called President Trump a “piece of shit” in a comment on Trump’s tweet reiterating support for his proposed anti-terrorist travel ban after the latest terrorist attack on London.
Aslan posted an insincere apology that said profanity was out of character for him.
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) June 4, 2017
Aslan was called out by one of his targets, Donald Trump, Jr., of whom he wrote, “Like piece of shit father, like piece of shit son.”
Screen images of now deleted tweets via Newsbusters.
Reza Aslan apologizes, saying it’s ‘not like me’ to use profanity. He’s lying and these tweets prove it ==> https://t.co/CLZFIVxVp2
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 5, 2017
Media Research Center Brent Bozell had demanded CNN cut ties with Aslan. Score another one for the good guys.
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) June 9, 2017
UPDATE: Aslan posted a statement to Twitter.