After last night’s game, Blue Jays manager complained about a call being properly overturned on reply by suggesting that his team should just wear dresses. The comment was completely sexist, offensive, and completely uncalled for. Most people expected a simple apology today, and we would all move on. Instead, Gibbons decided to double down on his idiotic comments.
“It was meant as a little humor,” Gibbons said. “My mom, my wife, my daughter found it kind of funny. They know me. I do think the world needs to lighten up a bit. So, I’ll move on from that.
“I cannot understand how that would offend anybody, to be honest with you, if it doesn’t offend my mother, my daughter and my wife, who have a great understanding of life.”
“Honestly, I didn’t expect that,” Gibbons said. “I understand there’s an uproar, I don’t get that; it’s not the way I think. Try to inject a little humor into an intense situation. That’s kind of who I am. You guys know me, that’s who I am. No ill intent, but I do think we need to lighten up the world.”
That’s like saying I didn’t mean to be racist, and because I’m not a racist person I can’t understand why someone may take that very racist statement to be racist, but really, you need to suck it up and move on. I made the same racist joke to my black friend, and he didn’t get offended, so clearly it’s not racist. The fact that you can’t possibly understand why anyone would take offense with your moronic, sexist and possibly homophobic comments shows to me just how out of touch you are in today’s society. When you offend someone, you don’t tell them to lighten up. You fucking apologize and try to learn just why you offended them, you insufferable jackass. (I didn’t mean to offend you Mr. Gibbons, I was just joking and you need to lighten up.) See how that works?