Political correctness has run amok.
People in all walks of life are afraid to speak.
And one NFL owner apologized to the woke mob for an infuriating reason.
The political correctness movement of the late eighties-early nineties is back with a vengeance.
And with the advent of social media, it’s worse than ever.
People are being “canceled” for the most innocuous reasons.
And Houston Texans owner Cade McNair was forced to apologize because of comments he made at a golf tournament in May.
McNair made the mistake of referring to COVID-19 as the “China virus.”
From Bally Sports:
Houston Texans Chairman and CEO Cal McNair made a racially insensitive comment at the team’s charity golf tournament in May, causing gasps in the audience and upsetting numerous employees, according to several witnesses.
McNair, addressing more than 100 attendees at the Houston Texans Foundation Charity Golf Classic at River Oaks Country Club, spoke into a microphone just outside the pro shop as participants gathered in their carts before leaving to tee off via a shotgun-start format.
At the end of his brief remarks, according to two witnesses who asked to remain anonymous, McNair – whose family has owned the Texans since they were founded in 1999 – told the crowd, “I’m sorry that we couldn’t get together last year, because of the China Virus.”
The hand-wringing by the Left of “China virus” or “Wuhan virus” or “Wuhan coronavirus” or “Wuhan flu” is over-the-the-top and phony.
Every major outlet in the country used the term Wuhan coronavirus to describe it, then suddenly the term became “racist” when the World Health Organization said so and created the term COVD-19.
The WHO depends heavily on funding from China, so it’s no surprise that the organization is essentially in China’s pocket.
Last year, a WHO doctor refused to acknowledge the independence of Taiwan because he did not want to anger the Chinese Communist Party.
McNair said in a statement:
“My comments at the event last May included an inappropriate choice of words…I immediately apologized to people who approached me then and I apologize again now. I know how important it is to choose my words carefully. I would never want to offend anyone.”
Coincidentally, McNair’s father Bob—who recently passed away—also had a run-in with the outrage mob.
During the height of the anti-American national anthem protests, the senior McNair said the league can’t have the “inmates running the prison,” which is an old colloquial expression.
But that statement was used to show how racist McNair and the NFL were.
The effort to turn “China virus” into a racial slur was the work of CCP propaganda.
They have been doing everything they can to absolve themselves of blame for haphazardly unleashing the virus on the entire globe.
And because the corporate press despised Donald Trump so much, they went along and became the language police.
At some point, the political correctness straitjacket needs to be removed.
But still, too many people are afraid to speak.