FOX News Media immediately accepted the resignation of a staffer on Friday upon learning he made “deeply offensive racist, sexist and homophobic” comments online under a fictitious name.

CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace condemned all “racist, misogynistic and homophobic” behavior and warned colleagues such behavior will not be tolerated in a company-wide memo on Saturday afternoon.

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“We learned that now former employee Blake Neff, a writer on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ made horrendous and deeply offensive racist, sexist and homophobic comments under a pseudonym on the forum AutoAdmit,” Scott and Wallace wrote to all FOX News Media employees.

“We want to make abundantly clear that FOX News Media strongly condemns this horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior. Neff’s abhorrent conduct on this forum was never divulged to the show or the network until Friday, at which point we swiftly accepted his resignation,” Scott and Wallace added. “Make no mistake, actions such as his cannot and will not be tolerated at any time in any part of our work force.”

FOX News host Howard Kurtz addressed the situation on “MediaBuzz” on Sunday morning, saying Scott and Wallace “minced no words” with their memo condemning the behavior.

“What Neff posted anonymously over five years is very ugly stuff, such as racist jokes including the N-word, derogatory slurs for gays and lesbians, denigrating the Mormon religion and mocking a woman’s dating life,” Kurtz said.

Tucker Carlson is expected to inform viewers on Monday’s edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

The entire memo that Scott and Wallace sent to FOX News Media staff can be seen below:

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