Here’s a good question: What is the expiration date for social media posts that might be offensive in some way? Should they forever be viewed as something that is punishable or should they be forgiven if it was decades ago when you were very young? We’d like to know what your thoughts are on this.
Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher “Josh Hader with solid welcome from Brewers fans in first game after horrible tweets”
— Scott Pudwell (@pudwellphoto) July 22, 2018
FORGIVE OR FOREVER PUNISHED?
Little did Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader know that unwise tweets he posted when he was a teenager would come back to haunt him later in life when he was a professional athlete. Tweets from Bader resurfaced causing a scandal because they were offensive. Homophobic and racist comments happen on social media but this guy grew up to be a public figure whose every move is scrutinized.
SOCIAL MEDIA MISTAKES
It’s a great lesson for anyone that your social media footprint follows you and should be squeaky clean. You also don’t want to grow up to regret being a total jerk in your teens. Haber made the comment that he “hates gays” and “white power” during his teen years. Hader is 24 now and issued an apology saying he was “immature and obviously said some things that were inexcusable.”
Hader received a standing ovation Saturday night from fans during his first appearance in a baseball game since a firestorm began over the discovery of racist and homophobic tweets he posted as a teenager.
Many of the more than 36,000 fans attending the home game at Miller Park applauded after Hader entered the game, standing and clapping.
AFTER THE FIRESTORM, MILWAUKEE FANS HAVE FORGIVEN…