Quiksilver employee resigns over homophobic outburst

Yesterday we told you about the Quiksilver staffer who, in the wake of the Roxy Pro trailer hoohah, had gone off on a facebook rant about “some butchy lesbos…representing surfing. We were amazed he held those opinions given his job in the supposedly progressive sport of surfing, let alone the gall to voice them publically, in 2013. And we asked how he was still in a job.

Well this morning Aussie mag Stab is reporting the man in question, Chad Wells, has resigned. Quiksilver told Stab:

We have taken immediate action in response to an inappropriate and hurtful comment posted by a Quiksilver employee on his personal Facebook page. The language contained in the post goes against our company and brand values and beliefs and is inconsistent with our long-standing policy of inclusiveness and dedication to supporting all athletes and fans. We do not stand for intolerance, and this employee is no longer with the company.

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