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Response to Norbert (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 05:13 AM

5. Huff supporter trumps, pro-gun policies, and tradition gender roles. In other words, Huff is a

racist, sexist POS.

From Wikipedia:

Huff has stated support for the policies of President Donald Trump,[131] as well as support for pro-gun policies and traditional gender roles.[132] In November 2019, Huff posted a viral Twitter tweet where he stated that "Getting my boys trained up on how to use a gun in the unlikely event @BernieSanders beats @realDonaldTrump in 2020. In which case knowing how to effectively use a gun under socialism will be a must." The tweet was accompanied by a photo of a smiling Huff wearing a pro-Trump T shirt at a shooting range, holding a used target with many bullet holes in it, and accompanied by two children (presumably his sons) whose faces were out of the frame of the picture.[133]

In early January 2020, Huff was the subject of criticism after a tweet in which, responding to a tweet that talked about invading Iran and kidnapping their women, he wrote: "Let's get a flight over and kidnap about 10 each. We can bring them back here as they fan us and feed us grapes, amongst other things ..."[134][135] Huff later claimed the tweets were satirical, and continued to post similar tweets.[136]

In mid-January 2020, when the Giants promoted Alyssa Nakken to be an assistant coach, making her the first full-time female assistant coach in the history of MLB, Huff tweeted: "I got in trouble for wearing a thong in my own clubhouse when female reporters were present. Can't imagine how it will play out with a full time female coach running around. This has #metoo & #BelieveAllWomen written all over it. Only in ⁦@SFGiants."[137] And then: "Couldn't imagine taking baseball instruction from an ex female softball player. Have fun with that @bcraw35 @bbelt9 @BusterPosey."[138]

His behavior eventually prompted the Giants to ban Huff from a ceremony in 2020, honoring their 2010 World Series championship.[139] The team wrote that its reason was: "Aubrey has made multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values of our organization."[140] Huff responded to this, saying in part, "My locker room humor on Twitter is meant to be satirical and sarcastic. And it was that type of humor that loosened up the clubhouse in our charge at the World Series title. They loved it then, and it hasn't changed. That's not the issue. It's politics. ... To the Giants board members who seems to think every Giants fan is a Liberal, they aren't." [141]Huff claimed that he was banned because of his support for President Trump saying "If you look at my Twitter account, I'd say about 75 percent of my support [is for] President Trump. So, yeah, absolutely. I have every reason to believe in my heart of hearts it was all about President Trump."[142]

In June 2020, Huff commented on the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed over 440,000 people world-wide and more than 119,000 in the United States, by calling out people who wore masks to protect themselves from the virus saying "If you want to wear a mask and live in fear for the rest of your lives, that's certainly your prerogative. But the vast majority of well-adjusted, sane, common sense people that aren't sheep and can reason for themselves agree with me. I understand that coronavirus is real. If you have pre-existing conditions, or you're an old person or—and this is going to sound insensitive, but someone has to say it—you're morbidly obese, then stay the fuck home. Just because that is your plight in life, doesn't mean the whole world has to shut down. If I God forbid get the coronavirus, here's what I do: I go home, I get well and I get back and live my life. I would rather die from coronavirus than live the rest of my life in fear and wear a mask.”[143]


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