Trump slammed for 'Boycott MLB' call after All-Star Game moved out of Georgia over voting law: 'Stop crying'
Many pointed out the hypocrisy of conservatives, who have time and again railed against cancel culture, to call for a boycott of the league
On Friday night, former President Donald Trump called for people to boycott Major League Baseball (MLB) following the league's decision to cancel the All-Star Game, which was scheduled to take place in Atlanta, Georgia, over the state's new voting law. This has seen Trump's call trending on social media. At the same time, there are those who are slamming the hypocrisy behind the cancel culture.
Trump’s passed a scathing statement after MLB commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr announced earlier in the day that the league was moving both All-Star Game after Georgia passed a restrictive voting law. The state overhauled its elections recently by putting restrictions on voting by email and empowering the legislature on running of elections. Under the new law, a photo ID is required when mailing an absentee ballot and requesting a ballot. It also restrains the time people have to request an absentee ballot.
"Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections," Trump said in his statement. "Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!"
Earlier Coca-Cola and Delta had both spoken out against the state's law, with Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey saying the company was "disappointed." Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the Georgia law was "unacceptable and does not match Delta's Values."
Since Trump called for a boycott, many on social media are supporting the cause. At the same time, others are slamming this "cancel culture". "Uh oh the people allegedly against cancel culture are canceling something again. Please make it make sense. #BoycottMLB," one user tweeted. Another user tweeted, "Man. Seeing people say #BoycottMLB sure look like these people:" accompanied with a picture of Trump MAGA supporters barging into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Another user called out those who are jumping on the boycott bandwagon. "Seeing all these conservatives pissed off once again, and doing exactly what they claim to dislike. Y’all hate “cancel culture”, but have thee audacity to wanna #BoycottMLB Me:
Seeing all these conservatives pissed off once again, and doing exactly what they claim to dislike. Y’all hate “cancel culture”, but have thee audacity to wanna 👉🏾👉🏾#BoycottMLB 👈🏾👈🏾— J- 🌎✨ (@MajorFactor2) April 3, 2021
"The hashtag #BoycottMLB is trending b/c Georgia GOP tried to cancel Black & brown votes, so the MLB moved its All Star game from Atlanta, and in response the GOP is trying to cancel the MLB. All brought to you by the party that condemns cancel culture," one commented on the hypocrisy of cancel culture. Another user succinctly tweeted, "No we are not going to #BoycottMLB because they stood up against racist legislation. Stop crying." While calling out conservatives, a user tweeted, "'Cancel culture is killing America! Also #BoycottMLB because they moved an exhibition game because we're trying to bring back Jim Crow!'—conservatives and other worthless dipshits."
The hashtag #BoycottMLB is trending b/c Georgia GOP tried to cancel Black & brown votes, so the MLB moved its All Star game from Atlanta, and in response the GOP is trying to cancel the MLB.— Qasim Rashid, Esq. قاسم رشید (@QasimRashid) April 2, 2021
All brought to you by the party that condemns cancel culture.
No we are not going to #BoycottMLB because they stood up against racist legislation. Stop crying.— Kate 🤍 (@ImSpeaking13) April 3, 2021
"Cancel culture is killing America! Also #BoycottMLB because they moved an exhibition game because we're trying to bring back Jim Crow!"—conservatives and other worthless dipshits.— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) April 2, 2021
President Joe Biden had said on Wednesday that he would support the league moving the All-Star Game. "I think today's professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly," Biden reportedly told ESPN's Sage Steele. "I would strongly support them doing that. People look to them. They're leaders.
In a statement last week, Biden had discussed the law, "This is Jim Crow in the 21st Century. It must end." Shortly after releasing the statement in which he strongly criticised the new law, the president told reporters outside the White House that the Georgia law was "an atrocity."
"If you want any indication that it has nothing to do with fairness, nothing to do with decency -- they passed a law saying you can't provide water for people standing in line while they're waiting to vote," Biden said before boarding Marine One.