Toronto firefighters axed over inappropriate tweets | Toronto Star

Three Toronto firefighters have been fired following a month-long investigation into tweets and other social media posts seen as degrading to women.The firefighters’ social media activity was in clear violation of city policies, and was not “in any way acceptable for city employees,” fire chief Jim Sales said on Monday, declining to go into further detail.Two of the three firefighters, Matt Bowman and Lawaun Edwards, were suspended with pay last month after a number of their tweets were published by various media outlets.Last November, Bowman tweeted a seven-year-old line from The Office: “Reject a woman and she will never let it go. One of the many defects of their kind. Also weak arms.”And in March, he tweeted a line from a 1997 episode of South Park: “I’d never let a woman kick my a–. If she tried something, I’d be like HEY! You get your b—- a– back in the kitchen and make me some pie!”Edwards was scorched for a tweet about a woman ordering coffee overusing the word “like.”“Would swat her in the back of the head been considered abuse or a way to reset the brain? sic,” he asked.

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