Emily Youcis, mostly known as Citizens Bank Park’s “Pistachio Girl,” has been fired.
In case you missed the whole story around this, Youcis caught some heat last month when she showed up to (and showed support for) a National Policy Institute conference. Despite the boring as hell name, the NPI is run by Richard Spencer (that well dressed neo-nazi everyone keeps talking about), who the Southern Poverty Law Center called a “professional racist in khakis” and who supports a white ethno-state in the U.S. and encourages hail-heil signs:
After the conference, Philly.com’s Will Bunch spoke to Youcis about the incident outside the event – where Youcis got spray painted and her photographer got bloodied. She expressed her desire to stand up for white America, which is the “backbone” of this country.
Even before this, she was out around the DNC, wearing a “Make the Phillies Great Again” hat, yelling through a megaphone about Hillary Clinton being a rapist. Post NPI conference, among many, many other questionable tweets, she retweeted a support tweet she got from David Duke.
In a post-firing interview, she said she was “like a God” at Citizens Bank Park:
She also said that now that she’s free from her job at Aramark, she can “fash’ out full time.” Oh also she is planning rallies:
This has been a very weird year.