It all started on Friday, when comments like this started popping up in the, um, comments:
I miss Candy. What did you do you bastard ?!?!?!?
Stop playing PC comment police & reinstate candy!!!!!!!!!
Set Candy Free!
Free Candy from the Oak!
Free Candy Oak
You honest to god bocked Candy from the Oak…that’s not very irreverent.
Free Candy from the oak.
all I can hear is Adam Sandler’s “At a medium pace” in my head. Oh and free candy!
This would have been a great day for Candy if he wasn’t banned. Would have loved to have heard his opinon on this Flyers news.
Free Candy from the oak.
What’s with the “Free Candy” stuff? Did Candy really get banned?
If Candy goes, we all go!
Wtf candy got the boot???? When did Kyle become a wine & cheese pussy? Fuck this will hurt the crossingbroad brand/page views
Watch Kyle eat a Pretzel burger from Wendy’s or read Candy’s comments on it? Which one is better? I think we all know the answer to that…sorry Kyle.
Fuck this site. It jumped the shark a while ago anyway
Only reason I came to this site was to read candy & Angelo’s comments. Fuck sorry cb but outta here
What Candy got banned? What he do???? wtf Kyle!!!
I’m really curious now; what did Candy say that was somehow more offensive than everything else he says? I must know!
You banned Candy? How gay, I’ll never come back and I’ll def never support one of your sponsors
I think it’s obvious that Kyle received a complaint from a vendor about a comment that Candy made (Kyle, please correct me if I’m wrong), so that’s cool if he has to pull the plug on her/him, as he is running a business for profit.
But why all of a sudden is the vendor upset? Candy (and others) has been spewing posts that have been offensive to many for as long as I’ve enjoyed this site. What gives?
I don’t see Candy’s post as racist. He didn’t use the N word. Kyle some of your articles have racist innuendos in them as well. Maybe you’re losing sponsors because your site has gone downhill in the past year. The comments are the best thing about this site and the only reason 90 percent of your readers come on here. Good luck with the site Kyle.
I am with Kyle on this one. He’s gotta make money and ads/sponsors are the way you do it. If they are backing out because they dont want to appear next to some racist/anti-semetic/homophobic bullshit, how can you blame him? If you fucked with my money I’d kick you out too. People need to grow the fuck up. You click an article about Chip Kelly or the Phillies or whatever it may be and one or two comments into the comments section its a bunch of idiots in a dick measuring contest trying to see who can be the funnier racist. You can rip me if you want to, I don’t really give a shit.
The line Candy is gone and 3 finger lenny is on the hot just made me spit up my coffee haha!!! Hahaha this site is going downhill
Candy did nothing wrong except voice his opinion, which is actually fact, about Canadians. Lighten up Kyle.
Kyle = hypocrite. First he bans Candy. Then deletes posts and says he didn’t ban Candy. Now he says he’s banned. Make up your mind. Besides I’m sure he’ll just come on under another fake name anyway.
This is why I need an intern.
That all stemmed from this comment on Friday:
And someone posing as me responded:
But that wasn’t me. It’s some guy who uses the (real?) email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, and ever-changing IP addresses to impersonate me in the comments. Really. Here are the (since-deleted) comments that started the whole thing [click to enlarge]:
Candy isn’t blocked. In fact, he’s only been dormant for two days. He may have just taken a long weekend. He hasn’t tweeted since Saturday at 4:37 p.m., when he tweeted some woman from Beverly Hills about a bikini car wash:
However, his final comment, on Friday, hints that there’s some confusion over the issue:
This was in response to the comments from fake me. Candy thought he would be banned. But he’s not banned. It was just an impostor, Candy. Candy! CANDY, COME BACK!