- Professor Scott Galloway will no longer make a show with Bloomberg, The Daily Beast reported.
- The cancellation comes a couple of weeks after a strange, lewd promo video was posted and deleted.
- The NYU professor is known for his sharp takes on the world of business and tech.
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Bloomberg TV decided not shelve a planned show with popular academic Professor Scott Galloway after he posted a lewd video online, according to the Daily Beast.
Galloway, who is professor of marketing at NYU Stern, is known for his outspoken takes on business, many of which he has published on Insider.
In April, Bloomberg announced he would have a primetime streaming show with the Bloomberg’s Quicktake service, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Bloomberg confirmed to the Beast that the show had been axed, describing the move as a “mutual decision.” Galloway declined to comment to the Beast, and neither he nor Bloomberg immediately responded to Insider’s inquiries.
On July 2, Galloway appeared in a promotional video that was quickly deleted, but was spotted by New York Times media reporter Katie Robertson, who posted it quizzically. “This deleted video gives some … insight into what to expect?”
-Katie Robertson (@katie_robertson) July 2, 2021
In the video, Galloway strides out topless to the tune of Lee Dorsey’s 1966 hit “Working in the Coal Mine,” and proceeds to make some sexually-charged jokes.
“The man of your dreams is here, if your dreams included the Village People meets a 47-year-old Jewish academic with erectile dysfunction who’s on testosterone,” he said.
Next he noted that he’s “in construction in addition to academia” as an apparent segue into construction jokes.
“I like to bring construction into my sex life. I’m a big fan of one-night stands. I call it the ‘nut and bolt.’ Anyway, bitcoin, b—–s. Here we go!” he said.
The words “CUE OUR INTRO” appear on screen at the end, suggesting this was not a finished product.
Robertson, the media reporter, said in a second tweet: “I’m reliably told people all over the Bloomberg office are playing this video right now.”
Galloway, who also hosts the “Pivot” podcast with tech journalist Kara Swisher, has something of rock-star status as a business commentator. Last year, GQ framed him as a “business guru for people who aren’t interested in business.”
His most recently skewered Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson’s forays into space in commentary on MSNBC.
-Alex 🦋⚔️💚 (@highspeedmerge) July 20, 2021
Bezos and Branson’s billionaire’s space race “reflects something a little weird, quite frankly, a little unhealthy about our society,” he said.