Taking shots at the President of the United States seems to be en vogue again.
The media and an overwhelming majority of celebrities spent the last eight years worshipping Barack Obama.
Now the vitriol is cranked up to an eleven, and rising NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns just got in on the act.
Towns sported a pair of anti-Trump sneakers during a charity basketball game, and made pointed statements toward the Commander-in-chief.
From Bleacher Report:
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns donned custom sneakers during Friday’s University of Kentucky alumni game.
As seen in this tweet courtesy of The Players’ Tribune, the shoes displayed Towns’ stance against racism:
@KarlTowns unveils custom kicks for tonight’s @KentuckyMBB alumni game.
Earlier Friday, The Players’ Tribune released an article written by Towns in which he gave his thoughts on racism and the current state of America.
Towns specifically wrote about the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the fact they didn’t surprise him in his Players Tribune article.
Towns also discussed his disappointment in how President Donald Trump handled the situation:
[From the Players’ Tribune]
I was shocked by how our President responded to Charlottesville.
Our President was given a layup: Denounce white supremacists.
And he couldn’t … and wouldn’t.
He missed … he missed badly.
I think about it like this: The President’s response, in basketball terms … ’cause you may know I know a little about the sport … was just like catching the ball on a fast break — no one else is even past half court — and then tripping on your own feet inside the paint as the ball flies out of bounds.
Should’ve been pretty easy.
It’s disheartening when our President doesn’t understand his words carry a tremendous amount of weight. It’s really hard to see our President refuse to stand up for what’s right — at a time when the country needs it. Especially for minorities. It’s not like we’re talking about taxes or something. We’re talking about the big issue that has divided the country since its birth.
And to anyone who says, “Stick to sports” … let’s be real: Our President used to host a reality TV show. You’re telling me I can’t voice a political opinion?
[From Bleacher Report]
At the same time, Towns expressed hope that enough people are willing to make a difference in order to change the country’s social climate:
“There are more Americans who want to understand other people—people who look past pigmentation … people who talk with love that can shiver a person’s mind and soul … and people who live to improve not only their families’ lives, but the lives of every family in this beautiful country. There are more of those people than there are people who want to divide, degrade and corrupt us.”
The number of activist celebrities grows by the hour, repeating bromides like “love trumps hate” and other pap.
Only on the left can condemning violence “on both sides” equate to support for blatant racists and Nazis.
Meanwhile, the media have provided cover for the belligerent anarcho-communist group Antifa, even in light of their escalating violent attacks.
But the support for Antifa will eventually blow up in the media’s face. Hopefully by then it won’t be too late.