NASCAR issued an apology Wednesday for “recent actions” that are “not aligned” with its mission after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) waved the green flag ahead of last week’s All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The world-famous auto racing and operating company, headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, marked the first day of LGBTQ+ “Pride Month” with a unique version of the pride flag along with a message apologizing for actions it deemed uncharacteristic of its mission.
In February, Abbott asked state agencies to investigate any reports of children undergoing treatment to alter their biological development shortly after Attorney General Ken Paxton defined such treatment as child abuse.
As we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, we acknowledge that recent actions have not aligned with NASCAR’s mission to be a welcoming sport for all.
We remain steadfast in our commitment to create a more inclusive environment — in our workplaces, at the race track & in the stands. pic.twitter.com/r0h232xaXd
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 1, 2022
Transgender advocates call giving children drugs that block the onset of puberty necessary for “gender-affirming” medical care — or care that advances the idea that one can choose their sex, alter their biological makeup, and have body-altering surgery.
In response to NASCAR’s tweet, many took to social media to mock the company’s groveling.
“Perfect example of wokeness invading a business to the point where they have completely lost touch with their customer base,” wrote communications strategist Caleb Hull.
“Laughingly pathetic,” wrote conservative radio host Steve Deace.
“People on here triggered that a politician was allowed to be at a race in a red state and wave the green flag need [to] grow up,” wrote Curtis Houck of the Media Research Center (MRC). “People who don’t vote as you do shouldn’t be forced into either caving or be[ing] silenced.”
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