Let’s face the facts, people are way too sensitive these days.
The latest episode involves Cam Newton, who is the quarterback of the NFL team, the Carolina Panthers. Cam said to a female reporter that it was “strange to hear a woman talk about football”.
Apparently, this comment went too far for this reporter, and everyone else in the media. Cam was vilified as being sexist, which resulted in him loosing his endorsement deal with Dannon. The same Dannon who made a large donation to President Trump’s campaign – after he made sexist remarks.
Now, I do not see where Cam’s comments could be construed as being sexist, and nor do most of the people I know consider them sexist. Why do people who work in media, entertainment, or sports always seem quick to be offended or over-sensitive?
Even worse, this happened in the NFL, one of the last places a man can be a real man. Commissioner Goodell has done nothing but totally wussified the game of football since he took office. I knew we were in trouble when Jonathan Martin, a 300 pound offensive lineman complained of bullying. Let me say that again – a 300 pound man(?) complained of bullying.
Let us not forget the time the A&E Network pulled the show Duck Dynasty because one of the cast stated that they believed marriage should be between a man and a women. Their reasoning was that those comments “may” offend someone. Thankfully, viewers had the last say, after many complained and the show was returned to the air.
Political correctness has gotten out of hand. Now, everything you say can be misconstrued,which in turn, dampers free speech. Many, especially Liberals, demand freedom of speech, as long as it is not offensive to anyone, or is agreeable to everyone. Anything else is considered hate, or divisive.
Colleges use to be the bastions of free speech. Students were encouraged to speak their minds and to become leaders of their generation. Speaking your mind on many campuses these days could get you expelled. Young kids are so sensitive these days, that many campuses have “Safe Zones”. Give me a break!
This great nation of ours has become a haven for a bunch of spineless, weak-minded individuals. As a veteran, I served so that others may have freedom. Freedom to live as they please, to believe as they please, and most importantly, to speak as they please. Personally, I could care less what others think. If what I say “may” offend anyone, that’s too bad.