Comcast fires employee who is allegedly a 'Proud Boys' member

Comcast has reportedly fired a longtime employee after a viral petition alleging that he is a member of the right-wing group the “Proud Boys.”

Comcast told Philadelphia magazine that Andrew Kovalic, who worked as a communications technician with the company for a decade, was no longer working for them.


“There’s no place for disrespectful, offensive behavior in our culture,” the company said. “The individual is no longer employed by Comcast.”

More than 400 people signed a petition directed at Comcast CEO Brian Roberts that described Kovalic as a “white supremacist.” 

The petition linked to a Twitter thread from a left-wing activist that identified Kovalic as a “Harrisburg PA Proud Boys Rally Captain,” and noted that he is scheduled to work as “security” at a right-wing rally in Philadelphia later this month.


The Twitter user included a photo of Kovalic, wearing his Comcast uniform, flashing a hand gesture that is associated with white supremacist movements.

The Harrisburg Proud Boys told Philadelphia magazine in an emailed statement: “We like beer. We still like beer. Have a Dick pic. Sincerely, The Greatest F—ing Fraternity in the History of Mankind.”

The magazine was not able to reach Kovalic for comment.

The Proud Boys have been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and members have been involved in a series of political clashes and have attended white supremacist rallies. The organization claims to not be a white nationalist group.

Last month, several people linked to the group were arrested in a street fight in New York. Several tech platforms, including Amazon and PayPal, have cut ties with the Proud Boys in recent weeks.