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Meghan McCain's Bad Wedding Guest Denise Fired for Antigay Tweets

Denise McAllister

Denise McAllister was axed after a homophobic tirade against gay journalist Yashar Ali.

The Federalist has fired a freelance writer over an antigay Twitter tirade.

The conservative publication axed Denise McAllister after she attacked a gay journalist, Yashar Ali, online over his sexual orientation, reports The Washington Post.

The attack was sparked by Ali commenting on a Friday post in which McAllister described an encounter with her husband, in which her husband refused to talk to her during a football game.

McCallister was not pleased with Ali's commentary, which called attention to the conservative's response to her husband's problematic treatment of her. "A gay man commenting on a heterosexual relationship is just. Sad. Pathetic really," McAllister stated. The tweet has since been deleted, but Ali reposted a screen shot to the social media platform.

McCallister was not finished with her antigay rant, however. In another tweet that has been deleted, she said Ali's gay identity was evidence that he is "lost," before diving into a graphic commentary meant to shame him.

"He doesn't know his purpose as a man. He doesn't know his purpose as a human being. He doesn't know his purpose an an Individual. So he wallows and tries to find himself in another man's asshole. Sad," said McCallister.

Ali responded to McCallister's attack by posting a screen shot of the tweet along with an empowering response. "I was bullied for being Iranian as a kid. But I never felt ashamed of my ethnicity," Ali said. "I'm Iranian, gay, and Catholic. Perhaps an odd combo, but I wouldn't change who I am for the world."

"I have defensed masculinity & have been ridiculed for it. Maligned for loving my husband as a man & celebrating my role as a woman," McAllister wrote on Twitter after the exchange. "I criticize a gay man who dares to mock my relationship. And I'm the devil."

The Federalist wasn't the only gig McAllister lost due to the offensive tweets. The Daily Wire also nixed her as a writer, with editor in chief Ben Shapiro telling The Washington Post that her tweets went "beyond the boundaries of decency."

McAllister made headlines last week when she criticized The View on Twitter as "a roundtable of delusional mental midgets ricocheting ignorance and lack of emotional regulation."

Meghan McCain -- one of The View's cohosts and the wife of The Federalist's publisher, Ben Domenech -- responded, "You were at my wedding Denise...," a tweet that launched a thousand memes.

It all came full circle Saturday when Domenech announced McAllister's termination on Twitter. "In response to your many inquiries, we've spoken and Denise McAllister will not be writing for us at The Federalist any more," stated Domenech.

McAllister apologized for the antigay tweets after the backlash.

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