ESPN host Sage Steele wrapped up her duties on NBA Countdown on Sunday afternoon alongside Jalen Rose and made her way to Los Angeles International airport to catch a flight to Houston.
As a result of Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., major protests have erupted at airports across the country where migrants are being detained.
Because the protest at LAX was so massive on Sunday, Sage ended up missing her flight.
Captioning a picture of the Los Angeles protest, she wrote:
So THIS is why thousands of us dragged luggage nearly 2 miles to get to LAX, but still missed our flights. Fortunately, a 7 hour wait for the next flight to Houston won’t affect me that much, but my heart sank for the elderly and parents with small children who did their best to walk all that way but had no chance of making their flights. I love witnessing people exercise their right to protest! But it saddened me to see the joy on their faces knowing that they were successful in disrupting so many people’s travel plans. Yes, immigrants were affected by this as well. Brilliant.
Needless to say she got dragged for her complaint.
hey Sage..w/ all due respect..what types of protest do you prefer? The 'disruption' is the point of protest.
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) January 30, 2017
There's a larger purpose than your personal inconvenience. Someone had to carry a toddler. They'll survive.
— BiteYourTongue (@IndestructStyle) January 30, 2017
Sorry u were inconvenienced while we protested the violation of ppl's rights by the Trump regime. PS – Do u know Stacy Dash? pic.twitter.com/izIfISM20L
— ????Abolish ice???? (@Shehzaadi_kris) January 30, 2017
— A girl has no name. (@thebestbria) January 30, 2017
I will never demean you due to opinion. However, I am completely saddened by your myopic views. Missed Flight ? Denied Freedom!!
— Prince Akeem ???? (@MrEllis303) January 30, 2017
Despite the backlash, Sage is holding true to her original post.
All good! But just bc someone has a different opinion, doesn't mean they're "the worst". Unless, of course, only YOUR opinion is allowed???? https://t.co/iiZXuD4Ne2
— Sage Steele (@sagesteele) January 30, 2017