(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – NASCAR seems set to be “Bud-Lighted” with growing calls for a new conservative boycott after the woke stock car racing company booted a rookie driver for liking a social media meme about George Floyd.
25-year-old driver Noah Gragson, recently suspended by his team, Legal Motor Club, and NASCAR, has now been officially released by his team, Newsmax reports.
Gragson’s unwitting anti-woke sin was that he “liked” a Twitter meme depicting George Floyd as a crab from Disney’s Little Mermaid cartoon film, with the caption, “Under da knee,” a wordplay on the title of the film son, “Under the Sea.”
The rookie driver, who drove the Wendy’s Chevy No. 42 car, has apologized and expressed deep regret for liking the meme.
“Noah has a ton of talent and has a great personality. This is a difficult situation, but we are proud that Noah has taken ownership of his actions and are confident he will work through this process with NASCAR and come back stronger,” Legacy Motor Club CEO Cal Wells wrote in a statement on the driver’s release.
However, the report points out that the entire episode wouldn’t end without consequences for NASCAR, which already gave America the anti-Biden “Let’s Go Brandon” chants and the 2020 Bubba Wallace noose hoax.
A #boycottNASCAR protest, of the kind that earlier this year hit Target and Bud Light for promoting transgenderism, is gaining traction on social media.
“How much more woke BS can come from @NASCAR before their fans bankrupt them with the Bud Light treatment? They damn sure deserve it,” declared the famed conservative tweeter known as Catturd.
“It’s time to Bud Light NASCAR,” a growing number of conservatives are tweeting.
“Saint George Floyd shall not be criticized! Absolute scandal. #BoycottNASCAR,” posted Red State editor Ben Kew.
The team’s decision to release Gragson might have been influenced by a post by Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, now renamed to X, vowing to cover the legal bills for anyone fired due to their activity on the social media platform.
“If you were unfairly treated by your employer due to posting or liking something on this platform, we will fund your legal bill. No limit. Please let us know,” Musk wrote on August 5.
His tweet came hours after the NASCAR driver’s suspension, though it didn’t mention it.