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Old 04-14-2020, 12:49 AM
 
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What an idiot, I guarantee he said this all the time in private, he just happened to get caught. It's clear he casually uses it without a thought, and it has nothing to do with listening to and being influenced by rap music as some say.

As far as his punishment goes, before people complain about "PC run amok," NASCAR has always had an image problem so to speak with certain groups. His stupidity obviously doesn't help matters so it was the right thing for them to do.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/kyle-la...165953698.html

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NASCAR driver Kyle Larson issued an apology Monday after using a racial slur during an iRacing event broadcast that streamed on NASCAR’s website on Sunday night.

Larson was heard saying the n-word during the stream of the virtual race in what seemingly was meant for a private conversation. In the clip of Larson using the slur, someone responds by telling him that he is on a public channel.
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Old 04-14-2020, 01:17 AM
 
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Lol, love the huge deal over this, yet absolutely jack squat over other entertainment areas it is used.

He might as well just hang it up, his career, life is over, hope he has enough money not to have to work any more. It is a no fault society, you mess up at all, the rest of your life is ruined, people will seek you out for the rest of your life to assist in ruining it.

Kanye West says it, he gets nominated for a Grammy, lol.
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Old 04-14-2020, 01:42 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Lol, love the huge deal over this, yet absolutely jack squat over other entertainment areas it is used.

He might as well just hang it up, his career, life is over, hope he has enough money not to have to work any more. It is a no fault society, you mess up at all, the rest of your life is ruined, people will seek you out for the rest of your life to assist in ruining it.

Kanye West says it, he gets nominated for a Grammy, lol.
Nah, I'm certain a large number of NASCAR fans aren't too fussed to hear him use the term.
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Old 04-14-2020, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Nah, I'm certain a large number of NASCAR fans aren't too fussed to hear him use the term.
They've already lowered the boom on him.

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Chip Ganassi Racing has suspended Kyle Larson without pay after Larson said a racial slur during an iRacing event broadcast on NASCAR’s website Sunday night. NASCAR later announced its own suspension.
https://sports.yahoo.com/racial-slur...125524632.html
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Old 04-14-2020, 02:37 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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They've already lowered the boom on him.



https://sports.yahoo.com/racial-slur...125524632.html
I said "fans", not the folks worried about how a media backlash might impact their short-term bottom lines.

He's one of the best young-ish drivers in the sport. Mark my words, Larson doesn't really suffer any long-term impact from this. It helps that the season is suspended now, too, I would imagine.
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Old 04-14-2020, 02:37 PM
 
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Lol, love the huge deal over this, yet absolutely jack squat over other entertainment areas it is used.

He might as well just hang it up, his career, life is over, hope he has enough money not to have to work any more. It is a no fault society, you mess up at all, the rest of your life is ruined, people will seek you out for the rest of your life to assist in ruining it.

Kanye West says it, he gets nominated for a Grammy, lol.
Kanye has won several Grammys, but I don’t think they were awarded BECAUSE he used the word.

In any case, Kanye is black.

That said, I saw the context in which this driver said it and it’s clear that he wasn’t being racist. In fact, he said it in a way that let’s you know that he got it from listening to rap like most kids his age.

It’s unfortunate that they’ve fired him, but black folks had nothing to do with that. That came down from NASCAR, his team and his sponsors. Guarantee there ain’t one black man in the aforementioned.
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Old 04-14-2020, 02:42 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Kanye has won several Grammys, but I don’t think they were awarded BECAUSE he used the word. That came down from NASCAR, his team and his sponsors. Guarantee there ain’t one black man in the aforementioned.

In any case, Kanye is black.

That said, I saw the context in which this driver said it and it’s clear that he wasn’t being racist. In fact, he said it in a way that let’s you know that he got it from listening to rap like most kids his age.

It’s unfortunate that they’ve fired him, but black folks had nothing to do with that.
Nobody fired anyone. Suspended indefinitely by CGR and he's a free agent at the end of this season.

Someone will pick him up after the dust on this is all settled - talent trumps everything else.
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Old 04-14-2020, 02:46 PM
 
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I don't listen to anyone that uses it no matter what color they are. It is a word of ignorance.
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Old 04-14-2020, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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What about when Bill Maher uses this word? Why does he get a pass? And what about the women who said "Los Angeles N-words"...
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Old 04-14-2020, 03:09 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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What about when Bill Maher uses this word? Why does he get a pass? And what about the women who said "Los Angeles N-words"...
Maher didn't get a pass.

https://www.google.com/search?q=mahe...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Ice Cube took him to task on it on Maher's show, even.

https://youtu.be/gnwiYdFaRfk
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