It seems San Francisco never fails to give a reason to keep hating them.
CANCEL CULTURE at its finest.
It wasn’t necessarily that he was at a gun range with his son. Let’s look at the whole thing instead of just picking out one part:
“Getting my boys trained up on how to use a gun in the unlikely event [Bernie Sanders] beats [Donald Trump] in 2020. In which case knowing how to effectively use a gun under socialism will be a must. By the way most the head shots were theirs,” the MLB star posted.
He also joked about rape, IMO, he was back pedaling pretty hard about his implication after the fact.
Huff also made a joke about bringing Iranian women to America.
“Let’s get a flight over and kidnap about 10 each,” he wrote. “We can bring them back here as they fan us and feed us grapes, amongst other things….”
In a follow-up post, Huff emphasized that he was joking and never said anything about “rape.”
I don’t know that the firearm reference would have been enough to get him banned, but the comments he made about Iranian women were enough IMO. Rape is not something to be joked about.
You can infer many things from peoples words, I did not hear or see the word rape. I read the article twice and looked into it further.
I could infer from your words (incorrectly I am sure) that you don’t like him. Same difference.
I do not know him and do not watch sports so I could care less other then as a fellow 2A American.
As I said 'CANCEL CULTURE" at its finest.
I didn’t even know about him until this post TBH. You’re right, he didn’t say rape.
He did say he wanted to kidnap women and make them his servants. Still not something to joke about.
The imply/infer semantics does nothing to change the fact that his comments weren’t appropriate and something MBL doesn’t want to be associated with.
He seems to insinuate the prepping of his children for a possible civil war due to election results, that he may not agree with…worst part is he is not even man enough to stand on that part of his statement , but instead makes a weak attempt in the second part of his statement to downplay the first part by saying it’s to prep for socialism or something to that effect.
If you’re gonna stand for something, then so be it…just don’t beat around the bush like a little @!*$#
One of the first life lessons I was taught as a child was this: you don’t tell everything you think or everything you know. It may benefit a lot of people to know/practice the concept.
I’m with @Dawn on this one. I found his actual comments about kidnapping women to be over the line. What I inferred from those comments was even worse, namely that we should engage in the same sort of thinking and actions for which we condemn other cultures and societies.
As far as the semantics are concerned, it is in the nature of language that a large part of meaning and understanding is found in the implications made and inferences drawn. Without such as wouldn’t have developed multiple words or phrases which all refer to the same thing yet carry shades of different meaning.
It happens every day right here on this forum and can be found in comments from practically all posters. For instance, when the other side says “buy back” we infer “confiscation”. When they say “common sense restrictions” we infer “infringement”. When they talk about the 2nd A being obsolete in a civilized society, they imply that persons who possess guns are barbaric.
To conduct oneself without giving due weight to implications and making inferences is to miss at least half of the meaning of what one reads and hears. That is a recipe for waking up one day and realizing you’ve been duped right into the place you didn’t want to be.
When questioned on his post, he further stated “crazy people rioting and trying to break into my house for food or shelter. And yes that includes Americans. And they aren’t fellow Americans if they are breaking into my house and trying to harm my family dumb[–]” as the reason to train his children.
His reply to his statement about Iranian women was “Does nobody have a sense of humor anymore!? The way Iranian women are treated over there I simply wanted 2 say I’d go there 2 rescue them & bring them back 2 the states. And they would be so thankful 2 escape that hell that they’d fan me & feed me grapes. Never said rape!”
“In light of today’s post about rescuing Iranian women from that s–t hole. This is what I would imagine grateful Iranian women would do to show their appreciation to any man who saved them from the a–holes that beat them, & make them wear a long tunic & scarf in 110 degree heat.”
I don’t care one way or the other about this person, I don’t know anything about him, except what is on this thread. The innuendo about rape may have been there, but, he did not state that, otherwise it is just an assumption. The posts do not put him in good light, but that’s a problem that the twitter-verse can deal with, of which I am not a part of.