Bubba Wallace, NASCAR's half-black, half-white Woke Star with one triumph out of 143 races, just had to comment on the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal.
Bubba tweeted that "Ha, let the boy be black and it would’ve been life…hell he would’ve had his life taken before the bullshit trial.. sad." Bubba Wallace Twitter, November 19, 2021
(There's a persistent black/woke belief that white shooters are more likely to be taken alive than blacks, and that this is a sign of racism. Police aren't allowed to shoot someone who surrenders, and many black killers wind up in police custody.)
Many fans weren't buying Bubba's comment, and responded with plenty of tweets of their own.
There was an entire article on Beyond the Flag on the interchange:
"Wallace’s racially-motivated tweet ignited a firestorm of controversy and led to thousands of replies from fans, the majority of which slamming the 28-year-old driver of the #23 Toyota for needlessly worsening the racial divide." [NASCAR: Bubba Wallace ignites a firestorm with controversial tweet, by Asher Fair, Beyond the Flag]
Here are some responses presented in the article:
More from the article:
Interestingly, this whole situation comes shortly after NASCAR president Steve Phelps stated that “We [NASCAR] do not want to associate ourselves with politics, the left or the right.”
His statement came amid the viral spread of the “Let’s go Brandon” movement, and it was seen by many as NASCAR simply trying to deflect attention away from the fact that the politically-driven movement started at a NASCAR event and hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down since then.
NASCAR has previously allowed individuals and sponsors to use the sport to garner attention for causes championed by both sides of the political aisle, ranging from “Trump 2020” to “Black Lives Matter”, so the idea of “not associating with politics” was seen as kind of a head-scratcher.
Wallace himself even piloted a “Black Lives Matter” car last June at Martinsville Speedway, and it was he who led to the ban of the Confederate flag.