MLB Pitcher Fired Over Anti-LGBT Posts Despite Apologizing

Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Anthony Bass has been removed from the Toronto Blue Jays 11 days after he shared an anti-LGBT post on social media.

In May 2023, Bass shared a post on Instagram calling for boycotts of Target and Bud Light over their support of the LGBT community. The post described the sale of LGBT merchandise as “evil,” and “demonic.”

Target and Bud Light are facing significant backlash over their support of the LGBT community. Anheuser-Busch, Bud Light’s parent company, lost nearly $30 billion after partnering with “transgender” celebrity Dylan Mulvaney. At the same time, Target has lost over $15 billion over its decision to feature LGBT merchandise for children.

The Blue Jays’ decision to remove Bass from the team came hours before the first of the franchise’s two “Pride” nights at Rogers Centre. On June 9, 2023, Bass was scheduled to catch the ceremonial first pitch from Toronto LGBT activist leZlie Lee Kam.

To replace Bass, the Blue Jays have reinstated pitcher Mitch White from the 60-day injured list.

Bass has apologized but claimed he doesn’t believe the anti-LGBT posts he shared on social media were hateful.