Man Up

An Intervention

Man Up host Aymann Ismail faced thousands of tweets from angry conservatives. Then he tweeted where he lived.

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Over the weekend, Aymann was going viral on the less savory, right-wing corners of the internet. An admittedly poorly worded tweet had exposed him to an avalanche of criticism, some understandable, others sinister and racist. And when a total stranger asked Aymann for his location in a threatening way, he gave it to them.

So this week, Man Up producer Danielle Hewitt staged an intervention, to help Aymann take a deeper look at himself, and ask himself why he can’t just ignore online trolls.

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Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt and Cameron Drews.