The double standard that exists within politics and entertainment has gotten out of hand.
For years, the left has rallied behind people who lie and commit hoaxes in the name of “racial justice.”
They rallied behind Jussie Smollett and NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace.
When both were proven to be frauds, the left doubled down on the lies.
In the case of Bubba Wallace, everyone simply moved on.
That doesn’t appear to be the case for NASCAR driver Noah Gragson, who had the audacity to like a George Floyd meme.
Was the meme tasteless?
Perhaps, but a suspension seems like just the kind of overreaction we have come to expect from an organization that has been overrun with woke politics.
NASCAR SUSPENDS driver indefinitely for LIKING George Floyd meme https://t.co/jcCXwl14GE
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 5, 2023
Here’s more on this story from the Post Millennial:
NASCAR driver Noah Gragson has been suspended indefinitely by his team for liking a meme mocking George Floyd.
Gragson later said after the blowback from the incident, “I am disappointed in myself for my lack of attention and actions on social media.”
The meme of Floyd is his face on the crab from Little Mermaid, with a caption saying, “Under da knee,” connecting to the song, “Under the Sea.”
NASCAR wasted no time in suspending Gragson:
NASCAR fully supports Legacy Motor Club’s decision to suspend Noah Gragson. Following his actions on social media, NASCAR has determined that Gragson has violated the Member Conduct section of the 2023 NASCAR Rule Book and has placed him under indefinite suspension.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 5, 2023
Happening Now: NASCAR driver Noah Gragson has been suspended indefinitely after liking a post on social media making fun of George Floyd. The post was George Floyd’s head on a crab body saying “under da knee, under da knee.”
The suspension initially came from Legacy Motor… pic.twitter.com/rsOXSO9Vi7
— 🇺🇸Travis🇺🇸 (@Travis_in_Flint) August 5, 2023
BREAKING: NASCAR just suspended driver Noah Grayson for “liking a George Floyd meme”.
Should he have been suspended for liking a meme? Thoughts? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/8YoEhw6vTD
— Proud Elephant 🇺🇸🦅 (@ProudElephantUS) August 5, 2023
NASCAR has turned so WOKE that it’s not even worth watching anymore! I’m ranking it right up there with Target and Bud Light! They’ve turned the biggest spectator sport in America into a bunch of empty seats in a short period of time! https://t.co/yCRJAfxrwQ
— JEDI 2 (@kung_fu_jedi) August 6, 2023
While everyone is up in arms over Gragson liking a meme, others are sick of the double standard that continues to plague the sports world and every other form of entertainment in the last several years.
George Floyd is trending. Apparently a NASCAR driver liked a meme. This is a good opportunity to remind everyone and anyone — George Floyd is not to be revered nor worshipped. He was not a good guy.
Derek Chauvin was found guilty in his death.. and that was in a court of…
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) August 6, 2023
So this was perfectly OK ?? And the lies about a noose in the garage ?? I stopped watching & supporting @NASCAR after the noose 🐂💩 , I was a lifetime fan, I have HOARDS of Merch NIB. Never again, I will never go to another race or buy another piece of merch. #GoWokeGoBroke pic.twitter.com/WvbmH15CUZ
— JFK68Media™️®️©️ (@Jfk68Media) August 5, 2023
This is the woke reporter that got the NASCAR driver suspended for liking a George Floyd meme 🤡 https://t.co/SFPl4een07
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) August 6, 2023
Y’all suspended this dude because he liked this meme? 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/GHeobYyvfb
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) August 5, 2023
It's scary that your life's work and dreams can be taken away for simply hitting the like button. That's not free speech.
NASCAR driver Noah Gragson was suspended from racing indefinitely for simply LIKING a meme.
Then, Elon Musk posts this, which offers some hope. pic.twitter.com/AEOVHh6Eku
— Americat 🇺🇸 (@catmurphy209) August 6, 2023
NASCAR is officially dead give them the bud lite treatment
— Leonard Soares (@leonard_per) August 5, 2023
For his part, it appears Gragson has already made the mistake of apologizing to the woke mob.
As we already know, this decision will not serve him well:
I am disappointed in myself for my lack of attention and actions on social media.
I understand the severity of this situation.
I love and appreciate everyone.
I try to treat everyone equally no matter who they are. I messed up plain and simple. https://t.co/PCX6iMJxRF
— Noah Gragson (@NoahGragson) August 5, 2023