American Journalist Sarah Jeong is best-known for specializing in legal and technology topics. Young and talented South Korea born Journalist was featured in “30 under 30” by Forbes in the year 2017.
On 2nd June, Thursday, when the New York Times hired Sarah on its editorial board to work on technology issues, conservative publications unearthed her old tweets containing racially inflammatory language. Since then, Ms. Jeong met an outpouring of online criticism, alleging her to be racist against white people.
In July 2014, Sarah tweeted:
“Oh man, it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.”
In December 2014, she told:
“Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins”
Ms. Jeong even used the hashtag “#CancelWhitePeople” and said, “white men are bullshit.” But the campaign to use these old tweets to get her fired has failed as The New York Times defended Sarah and stood by its decision. It described the tweets as a response by Ms. Jeong to the harassment she received earlier for being a young Asian woman.
Our statement in response to criticism of the hiring of Sarah Jeong. pic.twitter.com/WryIgbaoqg
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) August 2, 2018
Jeong also issued a statement on her behalf, saying:
While it was intended as satire, I deeply regret that I mimicked the language of my harassers. These comments were not aimed at a general audience, because general audiences do not engage in harassment campaigns. I can understand how hurtful these posts are out of context, and would not do it again.
Now, let’s move on to knowing Sarah Jeong wiki facts, bio, age, family, and relationship status.
Sarah Jeong Wiki-Bio: Age, Parents, Family, Job, Nationality
South Korea born Journalist Sarah Jeong was born in the year 1988, which makes her age 30 years old. She currently lives in Oregon, Portland and holds American citizenship whereas her ethnicity is South Korean.
Jeong had migrated to the U.S. from South Korea with her parents at the age of three. She had attended the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard Law School. She was an editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender at the University.
Jeong has written a book named The internet of Garbage, based on online harassment. The book discusses active moderation and community management strategies to improve online interactions.
For the Verge, she is a senior writer. She has even written articles for the Guardian, Forbes, and The New York Times. She was also a contributing editor for Vice‘s Motherboard section.
Sarah Jeong Married, Husband or Dating Someone?
Sarah has yet to confirm her relationship status with the public. It’s still unknown whether Ms. Jeong is a married lady or she is dating someone. But some of her old tweets indicate that she was once married and has already divorced her husband.
Someone in the restroom congratulated me on my wedding. So, other Asian woman with pink hair at DEFCON, congrats on your wedding
— sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) August 8, 2014
On 9th August 2014, Jeong mentioned that someone in the restroom congratulated her on her wedding. Similarly, on 16th September 2014, she said that when she tried to throw a wedding party, she ruined the party by accidentally trying to kiss her ex-husband.
This game was dumb. At one point i tried to throw a wedding party and ruined it by accidentally trying to kiss my ex-husband
— sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) September 16, 2014
The tweet suggests that she had been married twice. However, she has never confirmed her marital status. The tweets may speak about her married life, but she could have meant those tweets satirically.
Ms. Jeong also hasn’t shared her dating life and kept it under the wraps. Moreover, she could be a single lady who mainly focuses on her professional career.