Warriors Analyst wrote:cdubbz wrote:Meyers Leonard getting cancelled. Used a racist word on live twitch stream.
how do you feel about this?
I think it's a jump to say he's cancelled. He's getting rightly condemned. It's very possible he'll get suspended, if not get cut. Mind you, the Heat owner is Israeli-American and it's not like Leonard is an indispensable piece for the Heat.
But even if he does get cut or disciplined in some significant way, I assure you he won't be "cancelled." The joke of all the cancel culture stuff that conservatives whip up a frenzy about is that the "cancelled" almost always have a very large platform and get an even bigger one after they say whatever abhorrent thing they said. So if Leonard gets cut, you can expect he'll have plenty of people on his side after an appearance on Tucker Carlson or a podcast with Ben Shapiro or Candace Owens.
As for his actions. Well, all he had to do was... not use a slur against Jews in a livestream. If my job required me to be good at basketball and also keep my public image clean by avoiding the use of offensive slurs against marginalized communities, I think it would be pretty easy for me to not go around calling people k*kes on a live stream of me playing a video game.