The Covington Catholic MAGA brats dominated so much conversation in the past week. It wasn’t just regular people or politicos talking about it – celebrities were weighing on Nick Sandmann and his motley crew of toxic, privileged brats and their MAGA-taunting of Native American activists. Pink was one of those celebrities. When the story broke last weekend, Pink posted a screencap of one of the videos onto her Instagram, and she wrote: “Appalling and beyond disrespectful. Nauseating. What’s going to be done about this? And why can’t this sh-t happen when I’m around? There’d be some headlines that day. That’s for sure. Where are the chaperones???? Teachers??? Parents????”
I had the same thought as Pink – it’s one thing for toxic little a–holes to act like that, but why weren’t the chaperones doing anything? Where were the parents? As we soon found out, the chaperones were gleefully taking part in the racist bullsh-t, and the parents decided to hire PR firms, lawyers and crisis managers to explain away their toxic brats’ behavior. Do you think any single one of those douchebag kids even got grounded? Probably not. In any case, the MAGA bros came for Pink because she dared to be disgusted by the Covington brats. And she made this statement on her Instagram:
Throw up Thursday. I am the same girl I’ve always been. I have always admitted when I am wrong. I have apologized many times. I’m a big believer in apologies, when you’re wrong. I was raised by a Vietnam Veteran who taught me to stand up for what I believe to be right. Even if that means standing alone.
I do not now, nor have I ever apologized for some of my very polarizing opinions. If you are surprised by this, or offended, you have every right to unfollow me, as you really don’t know who I am. I am mostly peace and love, with a little bit of go f*ck yourself. So when you keyboard warriors (anonymous toughguys) threaten me? that middle finger is pointed at you. Again: the unfollow button is (I think) top right of your screen. It lets you unfollow people you find make you uncomfortable. It’s great. It really works.
This country is broken right now in a lot of ways. It makes me very angry and sad. We all remind me of my parents right before their divorce when they could no longer even speak to each other with anything less than hatred and vitriol. It’s tragic. And we’re all to blame. There are many beautiful people in the world and in this country who want equality for all. Justice. For people to be paid for their work. For their leaders to communicate in productive ways. For children to have respect for others, for veterans to be honored and treated with respect. These are the ideals my father raised me with. And you all cannot talk me out of it. No matter what vile things you say about me and my husband and my children. Onwards and upwards. Keep fighting the good fight.
At first I was like “why is she talking about her dad being a Vietnam vet?” And then I remembered: Nathan Phillips, the Native American man who was harassed and smugged-upon by the MAGA bros, is a veteran too. Incidentally, while all the MAGA bros were harassing anyone who didn’t buy the Covington PR, those same MAGA bros were also smearing Nathan Phillips. Splinter had a good write-up on the smear campaign. Like Pink says… Onwards and upwards. Keep fighting the good fight. And never apologize for hating those privileged little MAGA f–kers either.
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