For over a year now, the Washington Redskins’ name has seen its fair share of scrutiny. Last October, even Barry (President Obama) weighed in on whether or not the Redskins should change their name.
If I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team–even if it had a storied history–that was offending a sizable group of people, I’d think about changing it.
It’s safe to say that Matty McConaughey doesn’t share Barry’s thoughts. And, because Matt McConaughey is Matt McConaughey, he chimed right in:
What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness. We were all fine with it since the 1930s, and all of a sudden we go, ‘No, gotta change it’? It seems like when the first levee breaks, everybody gets on board.
Couldn’t agree more. The social bandwagon has increased dramatically in magnetism with the explosion of social media. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. drive the social bandwagon with such force that it oft becomes impossible to stay off.
For three quarters of a century, the Redskin name existed without issue. Now, over the past year, millions of interneters are suddenly the most anti-Washington-Redskins people on the planet. They went from decades of no issue to suddenly believing that if you take no issue with the Redskins you are a soulless racist.
Change the fukin’ name you bunch of racist assholes @Redskins
— Tigerlily (@Tigerlily007) October 21, 2014
Matty went on:
I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it’s in the court of public opinion, it’s going to change. I wish it would’t, but it will.
What was that, Matty? Fire and oomph? Seems familiar.
And that’s what Matty McConaughey is up to. Looking fly and defending the Redskins. What a life.