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Former NHLer facing backlash for disturbing social media post


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Dawson Mckenzie
April 29, 2024  (9:30 PM)
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Ryan Whitney playing in an NHL game for the Anaheim Ducks.
Photo credit: The Athletic

Spittin Chiclets co-host and ex-NHLer Ryan Whitney is currently under fire for a horrid comment that he made on social media, which hockey fans think crossed a line.

Ryan Whitney had a successful NHL career during his time with the Edmonton Oilers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now, you could argue that he is having an even more successful career after his hockey career ended, co-hosting the most popular hockey podcast, Spittin Chiclets.
However, he is currently under fire after posting a graphic cartoon image to social media following the Toronto Maple Leafs' loss to the Boston Bruins. Fans around the hockey community are calling him out for the image, saying it crossed the line that should not be joked about.
Here is the post in question.
Leafs fans I feel for you guys. This ain't right.

Fans immediately called out the post, saying that what the cartoon image was depicting is not something that should be joked about, especially with the current events in hockey culture.
I'm not a fan of the Leafs but what Ryan Whitney posted earlier today was way offside. That is not okay.

Sadly, terrible people are going to use AI for awful reasons. Block and report. Don't share, don't re-post.

Ultimately, it is the audience who decides when something has gone too far. Clearly, Whitney needs to read the room and understand that some topics shouldn't be joked about.
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