The parents of a young boy who got accused of being a racist for wearing a Native American headdress and face paint to a game and was singled out by a ridiculous sports new website called Deadspin, have launched a lawsuit against the parent company of the publication, according to a report from Reason. This is absolutely the right response. Woke knuckleheads in the media need to be taught a lesson for making assumptions and the best way to do so is the use of the legal system. They attempted to ruin this young man’s life so they deserve it.
Here’s more from Newsmax:
According to the complaint, the unnamed 9-year-old referred to as H.A. “loves the Kansas City Chiefs — and he loves his family’s Chumash-Indian heritage,” which led him to attend a November 2023 Chiefs game with “his face painted half-red and half-black, and a costume headdress— just as Chiefs fans and other avid sports fans have done for decades.”
H.A. was captured on camera by CBS, which was broadcasting the game nationally.
“Those few seconds provided just the opportunity for Deadspin Senior Writer Carron Phillips to, on behalf of himself and his employer Deadspin, maliciously and wantonly attack a nine-year-old boy and his parents for Phillips’ own race-drenched political agenda,” the lawsuit goes on to say, making the claim that “Phillips and Deadspin deliberately omitted the half of H.A.’s face with red paint on it.”
The article used a picture of H.A. that featured the headline, “The NFL needs to speak out against the Kansas City Chiefs fan in Black face, Native headdress,” which then went on to say that H.A. had “found a way to hate Black people and the Native Americans at the same time.”
I’m sure this little 9-year-old boy was really sitting around in his bedroom thinking up all the diabolical ways he could come after blacks, twirling a fake stick-on mustache and giving a good old villainous “Muwahaha” while he practiced the Nazi salute in his dresser mirror.
Phillips is clearly intellectually challenged for even thinking of writing this piece. It was for clicks. Nothing more. He wanted to virtue signal, build up some credibility with the woke crowd, in order to get more followers and make more cash. He didn’t care who he had to ruin to make it happen or if what he was saying was even true or accurate.
The article then accused H.A.’s parents of teaching him how to hate and be racist at home. Gee, isn’t that called libel?
Deadspin updated the article in December, removing photos and other links to outside sources that identified H.A. ,and added an editor’s note that reads: “Unfortunately the article drew attention to the fan, though our intended focus was on the NFL and its checkered history on race. We regret any suggestion that we were attacking the fan or his family.”
The family rejects the accusations made in the original Deadspin article and allege that since the article’s publication, they have received death threats and insults, including racial slurs, and H.A.’s “test scores and grades have dropped in school” since the incident.
Let’s hope that H.A.’s family takes Deadspin to the cleaners.
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