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The New York Observer picked up on it, prompting an "editorial pow wow" and an apology, according to new Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio.
"I thought it was a half-assed apology," Daulerio told TheWrap. "I basically do not want people working for the site who do not care.
"I had a conversation with Seth and he told me he really didn't care."
What apology? This one:
“*DONDA is actually the name of Kanye's deceased mother, not the acronym above, which was meant to be the kind of thing Kanye would make up in a late-night creative writing fit, but has offended many people. So sorry, to everyone who was offended, and for the confusion. Sorries all around!”
The original post left the word uncensored, but it was updated to have stars replacing three of the letters and a strikethrough on the phrase. Then that note was added.
Daulerio, the former editor at Deadspin, does not officially begin his new gig until next week, but said this situation required his immediate attention.
"It's a horrible joke and I don't want it on the site regardless," Daulerio said. "... That was atrocious to me."
Daulerio added that Abramovitch's firing was not just a result of this post and the apology but a "series of events." He would not go into further detail.
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How upset was Abramovitch?
He e-mailed this response to TheWrap:
"Yes, it's true, I'm leaving Gawker. I was a part-time freelancer since early last year, and I'm proud of the writing I've done there. I'm also looking forward to having my nights off again."
He seemed to make light of it in a comment on another of his posts, but did not respond to that element of our query. Burberry sunglasses outlet, buy cheap burberry sunglasses 2012 online.
In other news, the same Observer reporter (and Gawker alum) Foster Kamer obtained an internal memo from Gawker Media chief Nick Denton. Guess he still has his claws in.