gkai saidI don't have a problem with people getting fired from a job because getting fired isn't a freedom of speech issue. But I have a problem with people being contradictory and inconsistent, and although you might not go to prison in the US for insulting people, there are people who petition for that sort of world, and here in Europe, in some places you can go to prison over words, as well as sued. I also don't think being verbally abusive has to say anything bad about a person's character. Otherwise good people can say very nasty things sometimes.
Getting fired is pretty much what happened to Azealia Banks.
That's what I said about repercussion.
About freedom of speech, I guess people can say whatever they want, but it should be known that every word has consequences. I guess that can apply to any action. And I don't think being verbally abusive can always be defended freedom of speech. A mother cannot say to her kid she's unworthy, a slut, and ugly and say it's freedom of speech. that's crazy.
True, in Europe, like in France, you can be prosecuted for giving anti-semitic slur to a person, like what happened to John Galliano.
It does say something about a person's character, it says someone is abusive, he may not be a bad person, but it shows that he or she is insensitive in a way to other person's feeling and feel comfortable about hurting other person. Though it's possible that it's a one time slip up, but it's still not right, and repercussion can be warranted, to show the abusive behavior is not tolerable.