CNN reporter Dylan Byers is facing criticism online after he complained that the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations plaguing the media and entertainment industries is resulting in a “drain of talent.”
“Beyond the pain/humiliation women have endured (which is of course the paramount issue), it’s worth taking stock of the incredible drain of talent from media/entertainment taking place right now,” Mr. Byers wrote in a now-deleted tweet Tuesday evening.
“Never has so much talent left the industry all at once,” he said.
Feminists from the left and right slammed Mr. Byers for the tweet, saying it ignored the women who may have dropped out of the media and entertainment industries and were never able to reach their full potential due to a culture of sexual harassment.
President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. also weighed in on Mr. Byers’ tweet.
Mr. Byers later announced that he had deleted the tweet, but the backlash continued after he failed to explicitly apologize.
“I’ve deleted my previous tweet. It was poorly worded and didn’t properly convey my intended observation,” he wrote.