Deadspin Falsely Accused Young Chiefs Fan Of ‘Black Face’
Woke sports media outlet Deadspin has a new target for cancel culture — a five-year-old boy who is a devout Kansas City Chiefs fan. It falsely accused the child of donning “Black face” and wearing an insensitive Native American headdress.
The website misleadingly showed an image of one side of the boy’s face, which was painted black. However, several other pictures readily available proved the other side of his face was painted red, an obvious tribute to the Chiefs in a way that is done by thousands in stadiums every weekend.
For paying tribute to his favorite team, the child is accused of sporting “Black face.”
Deadspin admonished the NFL over allowing the boy to “hate Black people and the Native Americans at the same time.”
It then charged that the league and commissioner Roger Goodell should have forced the Chiefs to change their name at the same time that Washington was pressured to become the Commanders.
If Deadspin keeps up with this type of “reporting” they’re going to end up like Buzfeed and Jezebel:
Deadspin targets young Kansas City Chiefs fan, falsely accuses him of wearing 'black face'https://t.co/F66gCa9NHg
— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) November 28, 2023
The outlet apparently had no qualms over thrusting a five-year-old in the national spotlight under charges of racism. Now his image is plastered across the internet as a symbol of the culture wars, which is patently unfair for a kid simply supporting his favorite team.
As for the headdress, it is of course related to the Chiefs. Further, a 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University study found that “most of the people wearing headdresses think of it as a homage to Native peoples.”
But that hardly mattered to Deadspin. The site asserted that “if the NFL had outlawed the chop at Chiefs games and been more aggressive in changing the team’s name, then we wouldn’t be here.”
The article then veered into an even more ridiculous stance.
Writer Carron J. Phillips said that the young fan’s attire “is what happens when you ban books, stand against Critical Race Theory, and try to erase centuries of hate.”
Again, he spoke of a five-year-old football fan.
Social media users were not kind to Phillips, but instead of backing away from an indefensible position, he merely doubled down. To his critics, he charged that “y’all are the ones who hate Mexicans but wear sombreros on Cinco.”
Someone is hopelessly bitter.