“Gragson did not create the meme – he just liked it. And that could very well end his NASCAR career.”
The last time we checked in with NASCAR they were clutching their pearls over their #FakeNoose story.
NASCAR is again under fire for suspending driver Noah Gragson for the grievous, unforgivable act of . . . liking a social media post.
Apparently there was some sort of tasteless meme floating around that reportedly “mocked” the death of George Floyd, and some social media stalker who calls himself a “journalist” searched for people of note that “liked” it, started a cancel campaign against Gragson, and crybullied weak and woke NASCAR into suspending the driver.
NASCAR Noah Gragson has been suspended indefinitely because he “liked” a meme that mocked the death of George Floyd.
The 25-year-old Gragson, who is from Las Vegas, is in his first full season in the Cup series and is No. 33 in points.
Gragson did not create the meme – he just liked it. And that could very well end his NASCAR career.
. . . . NASCAR says there’s no word on when or if he will return to the sport.
“NASCAR fully supports Legacy Motor Club’s decision to suspend Noah Gragson,” NASCAR said. “Following his actions on social media, NASCAR has determined that Gragson has violated the Member Conduct section of the 2023 NASCAR Rule Book and has placed him under indefinite suspension.”
Critics have accused NASCAR of taking a hard left turn and overreacting. They point out that Bubba Wallace was never punished for fabricating the infamous “noose” hoax. It turned out to be a garage door rope.
— Jon Root (@JonnyRoot_) August 5, 2023
Personally, I have no idea what this meme even means, but it does seem rather tasteless. But being tasteless is a not a crime, nor is “liking” something that is tasteless.
Here’s the subhuman thought policer gloating about his virtue signalling that may have ended a young man’s career before it’s really even started (archive link).
Noah Gragson made a big mistake.
I did my due diligence to make sure it was real.
— Daniel McFadin (@danielmcfadin) August 5, 2023
For his own reasons, Gragson posted an apology to Twitter. Sigh.
I am disappointed in myself for my lack of attention and actions on social media.
I understand the severity of this situation.
I love and appreciate everyone.
I try to treat everyone equally no matter who they are. I messed up plain and simple. https://t.co/PCX6iMJxRF
— Noah Gragson (@NoahGragson) August 5, 2023
Here’s the full text:
“I am disappointed in myself for my lack of attention and actions on social media,” he wrote. “I understand the severity of this situation. I love and appreciate everyone. I try to treat everyone equally no matter who they are. I messed up plain and simple.”
Needless to say, people have thoughts.
This is a well-written article, Daniel. It does a great job highlighting how wrongthink is quickly punished in totalitarian environments.
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) August 6, 2023
It really bums me out that because of guys like this, this really is what people think journalism is now.
— Megan Basham (@megbasham) August 6, 2023
Nah dude, it was a gross meme, but snitching on likes is not reporting, it’s hallway monitoring.
— Megan Basham (@megbasham) August 6, 2023
Hysteria about policing as a result of George Floyd’s death has lead to a 30% increase in murders, mostly of black victims. But you don’t care about all the additional dead black people, just how you can virtue signal about someone clicking an icon on a stupid meme.
— Rev. Dr. Ashanti Van Buren+ (@AshantiVanBuren) August 6, 2023
— Deb– Redacted Redacted (@debster7301) August 5, 2023
He liked a tweet. That's it?
You're a fascist.
— Area Man (@lheal) August 6, 2023
Extremely disappointed with nascar and never going there again!!! https://t.co/N2V2qOHFGM
— Stella DeSantis❤️🇺🇸🎈❤️ (@santis4_star) August 6, 2023
Trash human. That’s all you are.
— theRoddick (@OriginalRoddick) August 6, 2023
I think society is only a few degrees from the guillotines once again.
Right now it's cancelation OpEds, loss of employment and we've moved to debanking (see @Nigel_Farage) but how far away is 'Off With Your Head!' for daring to go against regime political correctness?
— Riley Anna ✝️ #NEVERron (@LadyKellDiva) August 6, 2023
Indefinite suspension is still too far. There is nothing racist against liking a meme like what he did (I'm not saying what he liked is good).
George Floyd was no hero anyway. He was a criminal.
— Joshua (The Bowtie) Boston (@JoshuapBoston1) August 5, 2023
Suspended for liking a post?? So unless he glorifies and praises a known criminal, he's suspended by NASCAR?
— Pat C in Central FL 🏝☀️ (@BeachCity55) August 5, 2023
So now we Bud Light NASCAR
— Kevin Leversee 🇺🇸 (@kevinleversee) August 6, 2023
There can be no rewards for this sort of complete over-reaction based on a Democrat’s crybullying. The only way to end this madness is to stop spending your hard-earned money on any organization that takes a knee to the Democrat thought police.
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