Everybody is afraid to speak publicly in the “woke” era.
Saying the wrong thing could get someone “canceled” at any time.
And a high school football player had his scholarship pulled for a jaw-dropping reason.
Cancel culture has completely gotten out of control.
The people who look to “cancel” others are perfectly content seeing someone’s life destroyed.
Now high school quarterback Marcus Stokes won’t get a chance to play at his dream school because of a three-second video clip.
Stokes, who is white, said the N-word while rapping along to a song, and the University of Florida pulled his scholarship offer.
Stokes said, “Welcome back, n****” in video and uploaded it to social media.
After the clip went viral, Florida rescinded its scholarship offer.
Stokes wrote in an apology message, “I was in my car listening to rap music, rapping along to the words and posted a video of it on social media. I deeply apologize for the words in the song that I chose to say. It was hurtful and offensive to many people, and I regret that. I fully accept the consequences for my actions, and I respect the University of Florida’s decision to withdraw my scholarship offer to play football. My intention was never to hurt anybody and I recognize that even when going along with a song, my words still carry a lot of weight. I will strive to be better and to become the best version of myself both on and off the field. I know that learning from my mistakes is a first important step.”
— Marcus “JOKER” Stokes🃏🥷 (@marcusstokes06) November 20, 2022
Entertainment media has created a bizarre world where profane music gets pushed on the masses, and people can get in trouble for repeating the lyrics, or for criticizing the profanity.
High school cheerleader Mimi Groves had something similar happen to her.
She lost her spot at the University of Tennessee after a classmate with a grudge posted a video of Groves doing what Stokes did.
Stokes played at Nease High where Florida Gator legend Tim Tebow played high school football.
Now Stokes won’t get a chance to follow in his footsteps.
The guardians of the culture have created a confusing mess for the public, and there are always people on the prowl for dirt to sling and someone who makes a mistake.
Stokes’s teammates vouched for his character and made it clear that he is not at all a racist or anything of the sort.
Roderick Kearney, a Gators offensive line commit from the Jacksonville area who would’ve played with Stokes at Florida, said, “Prayers out to Marcus Stokes and his family on the rest of his education and college football decisions. Great kid with a lot of heart. As young men in this society, we must be careful with the things we do, say or post. Everything is under a microscope.”
Truer words have never been spoken.
Minutes after Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray won the Heisman trophy, a left-wing journalist dug through his old tweets from when Murray was a teenager and found insensitive comments about gay people.
This is the toxic cancel culture that has been created.