This is the evils of liberalism writ large. A NASCAR sponsor canceled its sponsorship of a driver for a “racially insensitive remark” that the driver didn’t even utter. Instead, it was said by the driver’s father and — even more absurdly — it was said over 30 years ago!
In fact, the driver, Connor Daly, wasn’t even born when the supposed incident occurred.
This is how evil liberalism is. The demonization of people by the left is such that no longer are you to be held responsible only for your own behavior, but you can now lose your livelihood for what your ancestors have done!
This is no less than a blood feud, the act of holding people responsible for everything that was done in the past.
— RTV6 Indianapolis (@rtv6) August 25, 2018
Per Fox News:
Lilly Diabetes has parted ways with driver Conor Daly ahead of his NASCAR debut after reports surfaced that his father, Derek Daly, a retired Indy 500 and Formula One driver, used the N-word during an interview in the 1980s.
On August 24, the pharmaceutical company announced they would be ending the sponsorship of the 26-year-old driver ahead of the NASCAR Xfinity race scheduled for August 25. Lilly confirmed in a statement that its partnership with Daly, who primarily races for IndyCar, was intended to raise awareness for treatment options and resources for people living with diabetes.
Daly was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 14, USA Today reports.
“Unfortunately, the comments that surfaced this week by Derek Daly distract from this focus, so we have made the decision that Lilly Diabetes will no longer run the No. 6 at Road America this weekend,” Lilly said in a statement. “We remain committed to our mission of supporting people with diabetes.”
Daly’s father put out statement saying, “Finally, I want everyone to know I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for what I said more than three decades ago.”
The driver also put a brief message on Twitter about the incident.
“The last 24hrs have been quite an unnecessarily difficult ride for my family. There is A LOT I want to say… but I’m still here and still racing. I appreciate the support from @roushfenway and ALL of you. @LillyDiabetes has been a big part of my career and I’m very thankful. #6,” he wrote.
The last 24hrs have been quite an unnecessarily difficult ride for my family. There is A LOT I want to say… but I’m still here and still racing. I appreciate the support from @roushfenway and ALL of you. @LillyDiabetes has been a big part of my career and Im very thankful. #6
— Conor Daly (@ConorDaly22) August 24, 2018
I think “unnecessarily difficult” is an understatement.
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