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Dave Portnoy keeps after Nantucket magazine amid cover story backlash

Barstool Sports activities founder Dave Portnoy is escalating his ongoing feud with native Nantucket shiny N Magazine — by alleging its editors are mendacity about why he was featured on the magazine’s cover within the first place and occurring a prolonged rant by calling them “p–sies.”

Final week, the magazine apologized for placing Portnoy on the cover of its Might concern — lounging on a liquor bottle-shaped pool float — after receiving complaints from residents over the polarizing Barstool Sports activities boss.

Portnoy issued an announcement to Web page Six, calling the magazine “spineless jellyfish who’re held hostage by the whims of the vocal minority.” He additionally indelicately stated anybody who doesn’t like him, “can go f–okay themselves.”

In response to the fashionable assertion, writer Bruce Percelay defined to Web page Six that the article and cover had been meant to focus on Portnoy’s Barstool Fund, which has helped small companies throughout the pandemic. The article highlighted Portnoy’s charity efforts.

However within the newest salvo, Portnoy is now saying, “N Magazine ought to simply shut up and cease mendacity. The photoshoot for this cover was executed earlier than the Barstool Fund existed,” he tweeted.

However that wasn’t all of the longwinded, short-fused Barstool bigwig needed to say.

Throughout his “Dave Portnoy Present” podcast he went on a prolonged rant in opposition to the magazine. “I’d love to speak to anybody who complained,” he stated, calling those that had a difficulty with the cover, “losers,” “snowflakes” and “goat farmers.”

A supply tells Web page Six the ritzy enclave’s small native workplace has been flooded with complaints from residents, together with girls’s shelters and ladies’s teams.

Portnoy went on to name these concerned with the magazine a “bunch of p–sies,” and claimed that Linda Holliday, the longtime girlfriend of Patriots coach Invoice Belichick, referred to as him to attempt to get him to talk with writer Percelay in regards to the controversy, however he refused. “[Everyone] related to this magazine is useless to me,” he stated.

Portnoy additionally said he ought to “purchase the magazine and put it out of enterprise,” however doesn’t need to make “this loser” wealthy.

He additional goes on to say he’d prefer to “harpoon” a ferry full of people that don’t like him.

At all times self-aware Portnoy — who owns a $2 million house on the island — additionally said, “I’ve confirmed how a lot I’ve matured as a result of I need to damage them, and I’ve simply let it slide.”

He has beforehand been accused of sexism, misogyny and utilizing racist language.

An Instagram account referred to as “Nantucket Douche Spotters,” has posted a picture of Portnoy’s cover, captioning it “Greatest douche of 2021!!!”

Earlier covers of N magazine have featured the Coast Guard’s Chris Swiatek, creator Sebastian Junger and Joe Kennedy III.

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