A new liberal trend is heading down a dangerous path that could very easily loop around to kick its instigators in the back of the head.
Multiple successful people, including some black people, have found their reputations tarnished after tweets they wrote years ago were brought to the surface to shame them and damage their careers.
According to Fox News, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, 21, found himself compelled to apologize just hours after one of the greatest moments of his life — winning the Heisman Trophy.
Murray apparently sent out several tweets with anti-gay slurs when he was just 14 or 15, USA Today reported after initially bringing the tweets to the surface. Murray apologized and said his “poor choice of words” back then doesn’t represent who he is today.
Black comedian Kevin Hart lost his invitation to host the upcoming Academy Awards and felt compelled to apologize, too, after someone dug up a few tweets and video clips of comments now considered to be highly homophobic, People reported.
“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past,” he tweeted after initially refusing to apologize for things he said around a decade ago, according to People.
The Milwaukee Brewers' Josh Hader and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen have had offensive tweets from their teenage years broadcasted everywhere recently. Villanova Final Four Most Outstanding Player Donte DiVincenzo, 21, is even in trouble now for tweeting at rap lyric that had the N-word in it. He was 14 at the time.
So many skeletons are being dug up now that rapper Nick Cannon is defending Hart by finding offensives tweets by liberal comedians Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, and Sarah Silverman. Their tweets, which are considered homophobic now, go back as far as 2010.
“Certainly stuff that I did 10 or 15 years ago, I cringe at now,” Silverman said, feeling compelled to defend herself after Cannon re-broadcasted her tweets from less than 10 or 15 years ago. “I feel like unless you can admit to those things, you can’t be changed by them and you can’t even forgive yourself for them.”
Simply explaining them away like that, though, hasn’t been good enough for everyone who has been recently shamed.
Hart was also attacked the other day by the left for hosting a “cowboys and Indians”-themed birthday party for his 1-year-old son.