I think that example is a little tricky, because there’s definitely an argument to be made that his past associations being made public would affect readership which could affect the business’s bottom line.
Does it suck that his past came back to bite him? Yeah. But is there a very real concern that employing ex-skinheads could hurt Eater? YEAH.
I get that in the age of social media and the interwebz, things that can ruin you both personally and professionally go up quick and last forever. And I get that everyone was young once and I’m sure we’ve all done things that we wouldn’t want broadcasted to our employers. But if that activity is shameful enough that it could justifiably affect business, then the company has the right to make that call.