[COMMENTARY] Conservatives Cancel Canceling Cancel Culture
Major League Baseball just celebrated Opening Day and already is finding itself immersed in a controversy over “cancel culture,” the Republicans’ favorite new catchphrase to use against the Democrats but yet obtusely continue to promote all by their own hypocritical selves. There’s nothing a Republican can’t ruin, and now the right is trying to cancel the sport dubbed “America’s Pasttime” all because of a little racist law in Georgia.
The 2021 All-Star Game was supposed to take place in Atlanta, but after outcries and social media boycotts targeted companies based in Georgia, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, and Southwest Airlines all released statements siding with voters, not the Georgia GOP’s new restrictive voting laws. It was then announced on Friday that MLB is moving the All-Star Game out of Georgia and to another location to be named soon.
Cue the outcry from the racist right, who are sorely lacking in these:
Several prominent Republicans began tweeting their outrage over MLB caving in to “cancel culture,” and guess what they did? They called for a boycott of baseball. You know, to CANCEL baseball. If there was any more irony going on, we could all give up eating meat forever.
Whoa. MLB announces it is pulling this year's All-Star game and the amateur draft from Georgia. pic.twitter.com/QqJzR3lAcy
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) April 2, 2021
Sean “If Only White Bread Could Be Even Whiter” Spicer literally tweeted, “Boycott @MLB.”
Boycott the @MLB
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) April 2, 2021
Weird how a team (that I used to love because my husband loved them) with a racist name and a chant called the “Tomahawk Chop” has more of a problem with money leaving the state than voting rights for Black voters, but then again, this is a team that once employed John Rocker.
The Braves statement regarding the moving of the MLB All-Star Game: pic.twitter.com/0Iapm3eIre
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 2, 2021
Doing a whole lot of racism while panicking about revenue loss under the guise of patriotism sure is tough work, but Republicans will labor harder over manufactured outrage than solving any actual problems for their constituents.
— Olivia of Troye (@OliviaTroye) April 2, 2021
Scott Dworkin of the Democratic Coalition quickly responded to the Conservatives’ call to boycott baseball.
Georgia GOP canceled MLB All-Star Game by passing a racist voting law. Welcome to consequence culture.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) April 2, 2021
This cancel culture thing has gotten out of control. There are legitimate reasons to call for boycotts, like if someone’s using Saudi money to buy American publications, or they’re really racist.
Great context from TB. Also remember that after George Floyd’s death, it took MLB nine days to release a statement. They were the last major sports organization to say anything. https://t.co/LH3xG2Rddt
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 2, 2021
The response has been so mature, really.
— Str8 Real (@Stra8Reality) April 2, 2021
This guy is usually too busy whining to his invisible Sky Daddy to save his miserable Earthly life but took a break from that to whine about the sports ball like all the other conservative kids.
Why are we still listening to these woke corporate hypocrites on taxes, regulations & anti-trust? https://t.co/GWToVhAZvW
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) April 2, 2021
This is when you wish it was legal to punch people right in the throats while having the technology to do so through your computer screen. Liberal Twitter was, of course, much more appreciative of the move while also enjoying the chance to poke the right for being next-level obtuse at all times.
How the hell is the side that hates cancel culture trying to cancel the MLB? pic.twitter.com/G9BRitunXK
— J Rob (@jrob3baow) April 2, 2021
Just as elections have consequences, so do the actions of those who are elected. Unfortunately, the removal of the @MLB All Star game from GA is likely the 1st of many dominoes to fall, until the unnecessary barriers put in place to restrict access to the ballot box are removed.
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) April 2, 2021
Yo Kemp, they drop-kicked the All-Star game out of your state. In other words, America’s “past time” to have lowlife racist motherfuckers like you.
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) April 2, 2021
So, do you want to talk about cancel culture, Trumpocrites? These aren’t even all of the blocks I’ve collected over the years on Twitter. Read em and then STFU about your dumb cancel culture already. PLAY BALL!