Of All Days, The Pittsburgh Penguins Chose Yesterday To Publicly Accept The President's Invitation To The White House
They said a professional sport that's predominantly made up of people who are the color of the surface it's played on couldn't possibly get any whiter. They said a league that has a racial ratio that makes New Hampshire seem diverse couldn't possibly get any more nauseatingly caucasian. They said a business that's failed in hysterical fashion when it comes to expanding it's outreach couldn't possibly be any less in touch with obvious social cues...
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They were wrong.
In a weird way, I'm actually relieved an NHL team made a complete mockery of the league as a whole by zigging when teams in sports that do have to concern themselves with the Constitutional rights of minorities were zagging. I was dreading having to defend hockey for it's inherent whiteness if/when not one member of the Pittsburgh Penguins turned down the opportunity to fluff the President's tiny penis by way of a forced photo-op. Luckily for me, tweeting an RSVP to the prejudice propaganda party on the same exact day in which athletes everywhere were kneeling in solidarity against the host is so incredibly indefensible that I now longer have to. Sorry NHL, but - thanks to the Pittsburgh Penguins inability to read a room - you're on your own here.
The truth is, I don't think visiting the White House unquestionably equates to supporting the beliefs of the person who is currently reaching peak narcissism inside of it. That is, until your organization makes it seem like you are doing that person a favor by coming to his aide when damn near every business of a similar practice is actively distancing themselves from his divisive drivel. It's not that the Pittsburgh Penguins are wrong for agreeing to a tour around a historical landmark, but the timing in which they did so is so disgracefully tone deaf that the old, white idiots that made the decision might as well have literally sung the praises of the President.
P.S. I do have to give them credit for including the picture with Obama. It was very "I have a friend that is black, see?!?" of them.