New Yorker TV Critic Slurs Memories Pizza Donors, ‘Hustle up that Bigot-Outrage Cash’

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Emily Nussbaum with Lena Dunham at the 2014 National Magazine Awards where Nussbaum was honored for her New Yorker columns. Photo via IndieWire.

Emily Nussbaum, TV critic for the New Yorker, took to her verified Twitter account on Sunday to slur the thousands of donors to the Memories Pizza GoFundMe fundraiser as bigots. Over $842,952 was donated in just a few days with an average donation of $29 by around 29,000 donors.

Nussbaum made the attack in a hipper-than-thou tweet riffing on the fundraiser for the family-owned Indiana restaurant that was forced to shut down in the face of threats to burn down the business and harm workers over the restaurant’s statement in a gotcha interview that because of their traditional Christian beliefs they would not cater a gay wedding but had no problem serving gay customers in general.


“A good way to fund a gay wedding would be to fake being a homophobic wedding vendor, then hustle up that bigot-outrage cash & go crazy.”

Nussbaum retweeted a supporting response:

“@emilynussbaum Writing the thank you notes would be deeply satisfying, that’s for sure.”

To many in the media, like CBS affiliate employee Alix Bryan, traditional religious beliefs are to be mocked and attacked while believers are forced to submit to the god of Liberalism.

Nussbaum’s bio at the New Yorker:

“Emily Nussbaum is the television critic for The New Yorker. She has written about “The Good Wife,” “Girls,” “Mad Men,” and “Scandal,” among other shows. Previously, she worked at New York for seven years, editing the Culture Pages (and creating the Approval Matrix) and writing both features and criticism.”

In an interview with the Australian publication The Conversation published August 18, 2014, Nussbaum spoke about how she uses Twitter:

“Twitter was invented a few years ago and I’m very active on Twitter, and for me, everybody uses these things different ways. I don’t think of it as a strategy, I think of it more as writing is isolating, and there’s something wonderful about the social world of being able to trade ideas back and forth with other people.”

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