The wokesters on the left spending too much time playing on the internet need to get a life. Seriously. This time the obsessives on social media have tried to cancel rising star Sydney Sweeney because her family might be conservative.
The young actress who has become a sensation, especially among Gen Z men after starring in the show Euphoria, grew up in rural Wyoming. Some of her woke Twitter followers were apparently shocked that there are famous people who may dare disagree with them about politics.
The HBO star dared to throw a birthday “hoedown” for her mother’s sixtieth birthday back home featuring cowboy hats and a mechanical bull. Wokesters got upset because someone attending the party wore a shirt supporting the police while other photos, posted by Sweeney online, showed her donning a hat that mimicked former President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” headgear.
Needless to say, she didn’t offer trigger warnings and that sent liberals online off the edge.
Vanity Fair explains: Sydney Sweeney had a calm Sunday morning here at the tail end of summer following a family celebration for her mother’s 60th birthday. Or at least she would have, had social media not been a part of it.
Last week, the Euphoria, White Lotus, and Big Time Adolescence star threw a “surprise hoedown,” as she put it, for her mother in a barn in Idaho, where the 24-year-old actress grew up. She then uploaded a series of images and videos to Instagram, in which she is wearing white leather cowgirl boots, a white Stetson, and a white button-down mini dress that is, I think it is fair to say, quite becoming. She’s also seen riding one of those mechanical bulls.
As one scrolls through, one will also see an unnamed, somewhat older individual wearing a shirt with an American flag featuring a thin blue line. This is typically worn in solidarity with the sentiment of “Blue Lives Matter,” a pro-police slogan that emerged as a counter-movement to Black Lives Matter.
The inclusion of the shirt and caps did not go unnoticed by many online. After a full day of Twitter backlash, then backlash-to-the-backlash, and then many jokes, Sweeney did the wise thing and added further gasoline to the fire by defending herself on Twitter, a noted bastion of calm discussion.
The young actress took to Twitter to defend herself and her family, writing, “You guys this is wild. An innocent celebration for my moms milestone 60th birthday has turned into an absurd political statement, which was not the intention. Please stop making assumptions. Much love to everyone and Happy Birthday Mom!”
The responses she received should be studied by psychiatrists. The New York Post noted, “They began lobbing accusations of racism, white supremacy and gay-bashing.
It’s unclear how her family votes, nor does it matter or have any bearing on the “Euphoria” star’s ability to act. The Sweeneys could be Bernie Bros, MAGA folks or have AOC tattoos. But in 2022, politics are religion and people are as fervent as ever with the fringe crazies on the left presiding over a new Spanish Inquisition and morphing into keyboard Torquemadas.
This ideology has forced many conservatives, especially in creative circles, into the closet, while conspiracy-spewing folks like Bette Midler and Rob Reiner are celebrated in the industry.”
Frederick Joseph, a writer, showed the insanity of these losers by replying to the actress’s innocuous defense of holding a birthday party for her Wyoming family. He rifled through Sweeney’s brother’s Instagram to post a picture of a baby wearing a “MAGA” hat while on vacation visiting the White House and said, “Assumptions? Don’t gaslight your fans (many are likely young progressive people based on the content of the show that gave you fame). Your family is obviously far-right based on the blue lives matter shirts and MAGA babies.”
This is the second time in the last week or so that these online lunatics have gone nuts over something completely normal, or at least inoffensive, to most people.
“During the Sunday broadcast of the MLB Little League Classic between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox,” according to The New York Post, “the ESPN cameras showed white Little Leaguers from Davenport, Iowa, putting stuffing from a plush animal in their black teammate’s hair.
People on Twitter cried foul, saying it was a blatantly racist act. Little League officials said there was “no ill intent” behind the actions.
And the boyish high jinks were to pay tribute to Jaron Lancaster, the stud pitcher from Honolulu who has a very distinctive white mohawk.
Lancaster has been lighting up the Little League World Series with both his arm and his bat. According to a clip posted by the same account, the players, who were representing the Midwest region had just gotten his autograph and were extremely happy about it.'”
NBC wrote, “A spokesperson for the Little League World Series said in a statement that while officials understood how the incident ‘could be perceived as racially insensitive,’ the organization was assured after having spoken with the child’s mother and coaches that ‘there was no ill-intent behind the action shown during the broadcast.’
The Davenport Southeast Little League later offered further details. The Iowa group said its players were given a stuffed animal and were pulling the stuffing out ‘in an attempt to emulate the white mohawk of the Hawaii team’s star player, who they think is a great baseball player with a very cool hairstyle.'”
This simple explanation of normal kids goofing around in the stands did not satisfy the woke Left, however. There had to be a conspiracy behind it and a belief that these 12-year-old boys should be canceled.
Deadspin, for example, wrote about “the incident,” saying, “This is why critical race theory is needed. Because apparently, white people don’t understand, or care, about the long and gruesome history that African-Americans have with cotton.
Believing that they can define and police racism is something that far too many white people feel is their birthright. It’s very similar to the way they love to comment on people of color’s hair.
Despite how much baseball culture loves to remind African-Americans of how much we’re unwanted in America’s pastime, this was an opportunity for LLWS to actually do something right. But the mistake in this was mine, in hoping that they would do something they’re incapable of doing.
Much like the country, America’s pastime was founded on racism. From the Little League World Series to the college game to the Major Leagues, incidents like these continue to happen because it’s “just part of the game.” And once you realize that kids aren’t even shielded from hate while playing this game, you immediately understand why so few of us make it to the majors or even want to.”
Again, this was a response to multiple teammates playing in the stands paying respect to another player who wears a white mohawk and dominated the baseball tournament. They didn’t anything say about police brutality or institutional racism or anything of that sort. It was literally just kids being kids.
It must be miserable to get this upset over an actress hosting a birthday party or Little Leaguers doing things adolescent boys have done for millennia. There’s a reason why extreme wokeness of this magnitude (I said magnitude, not MAGAtude, please don’t cancel me), has been compared to forcing everyone to live inside the prison of your own mental illness.
If you know anyone experiencing this kind of paranoia from spending too much time on Twitter, The National Alliance on Mental Illness has created a helpline that can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., ET.