Professional athletes became obnoxiously political in the Donald Trump era.
And they were to speak out by the Democrats and their media allies.
But an anti-Trump soccer star is in hot water for one reason.
Cancel culture fostered by the Left seeks to socially and professionally ruin anyone who doesn’t toe the line of political correctness.
Many leftists have cheered on and participated in cancel culture, but ended up facing its wrath.
Celebrity Chrissy Teigen behaved like the nastiest of mean girls on social media for years, and finally got her comeuppance when multiple celebrities called her out for vicious cyberbullying.
Teigen told people directly that she wanted to see them dead.
Now “woke” U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team star Megan Rapinoe is facing cancel culture backlash.
Rapinoe has jumped on every single progressive cause with both feet—including perpetuating the myth of the gender wage gap—but now she’s under fire for an old tweet joking about Asians.
@tasha_kai00 u look asian with those closed eyes!
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) May 19, 2011
Rapinoe made the comment to former soccer player Natasha Kai.
Her tweet—presumably to an old friend—is innocuous enough, but people have been dragged before “woke” tribunals for less.
Feminist writer Meghan Murphy was permanently suspended from Twitter for tweeting “Men aren’t women, tho.”
However, Rapinoe has apparently accrued enough “woke” points to get a free pass.
They won’t care or even acknowledge it because she’s on the correct side of the political aisle.
— elizagn (@elizagnnnn) June 17, 2021
As evidenced by the Hunter Biden N-word scandal, Democrats who are within the inner-circle get protected by the establishment.
It was only a short while ago that the establishment was imploring everyone to “stop Asian hate” while simultaneously castigating Asians for being “white adjacent” and pejoratively labeling them “model minorities.”
The truth is that there are no standards.
The elites get to make the rules, and those in the club get to do whatever they want.
Rapinoe is now one of Victoria’s Secret’s new Angels as part of their woke rebranding effort.
Rapinoe is useful right now to the establishment Left, so she’s protected for the time being.
But more and more people are beginning to see the obvious double standard that’s taking place.
Cancel culture is nothing more than a cudgel to use against people so they will toe the party line.