David Richardson, a self-described gay conservative, stocked a bowl of candy with Jeremy’s He/Him, She/Her chocolate bars, inviting Madera Community College students at an open house to help themselves, according to George Washington University law professor and blogger Jonathan Turley. School officials apparently took the act as an endorsement of the “gender binary,” the science-supported proposition that humans are either male or female.
Richardson told Turley he has been suspended, banned from “non-public spaces” on campus, and denied access to his email as the school investigates him for “serious misconduct.”
Richardson, who has been teaching for 33 years, said that a staff member “started taking pictures” of the candy bars and “kept trying to bait me,” but nothing happened until he received a letter Monday, Just The News reported.
Treating students to the chocolate bars sold by The Daily Wire created a “hostile work environment,” according to college officials, who claimed it constituted harassment and discrimination against colleagues “based on gender.”
Richardson is already in the middle of a lawsuit against the State Center Community College District, which he sued after it sanctioned him for his behavior during a mandatory “pronoun etiquette” seminar that was led by a trans-identifying professor in October 2021, according to Just The News.
Jeremy’s Chocolate launched at the beginning of March after Hershey’s used a man as one of the faces of its “SHE” bar on the first day of Women’s History Month. Within days, the chocolate company started by Daily Wire co-CEO Jeremy Boreing, sold more than half a million candy bars.
“Fine, I’ll do it,” Boreing tweeted, announcing the launch of the chocolate. “Introducing Jeremy’s Chocolate. Yes, it’s real. We have two kinds: HeHim and SheHer. One of them has nuts. If you need me to tell you which one, keep buying Hershey’s. But if you know what a woman is and love chocolate, go to: ihatehersheys.com.”
Fine. I’ll do it.
Introducing Jeremy’s Chocolate.
Yes, it’s real.
We have two kinds: HeHim and SheHer.
One of them has nuts. If you need me to tell you which one, keep buying Hersheys.
— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) March 3, 2023