“Seriously dude?” That was my initial response to your disingenuous response to reporter Jourdan Rodrigue. Immediately followed by “What an asshole”.
However, the more I thought about it I had to take into account that I don’t know you from a hill of beans. Despite your outlandish behaviors you might well be a very nice person albeit one with a shitty way with words. I am truly hoping this is the case, although I’m pretty skeptical.
Here’s the thing people make mistakes and they say things they didn’t mean. Unfortunately the world could tell by the smug look on your face you saw nothing wrong with the statement about “females”. I’m not sure if we all just took it wrong and really you are indeed just shitty with words or if you are as sexist and ego maniacal as the statement made you appear to be. Honestly Cam, I don’t really care either way.
However, this is what I do care about. It is important to me that you understand that she earned her right to be present at that interview room just as much as you did. You are a man, living in a man’s world, playing a man’s sport. She on the other hand is a WOMAN living in a man’s world, doing what historically has been a man’s job. To her, in her field, she has made it to the playoffs. Doing the job that many of her male counterparts I’m sure would love to have the opportunity to do. To that point, what you don’t know about the females that are out here crushing it non-traditional roles is that they also have to work two to three times as hard every single day for the OPPORTUNITY to be where they are. So to arrive and see the fruits of your efforts come to life then be insulted and dismissed by the likes of you and others who think like you do. That part saddens me. Not only that it is the reality of being a woman in society, but that there are guys like you who either don’t know or don’t care what women have to go through to be recognized.
Which brings me to my final point.
As odd as this may sound, I actually wanted to thank you for not apologizing to any of us and here is why.
I feel any apology would be adding insult to injury because I believe and I think many others would agree, that you are not sorry for what you said. Honestly, between you and I, I don’t think you intended any malice with your statement. I also believe that if no one had said anything, you would go on thinking how crazy it is that women can articulate intelligent questions about “routes”. So peep this Cam, I don’t think anyone should apologize when they don’t genuinely believe that they have done anything wrong. Whether it is sexism or plain ignorance on your part, I don’t believe you are the least bit remorseful so kudos to you for not saying you are sorry when you aren’t.
But in true Cam fashion you even managed to botch this part too. I have seen where you have already lost a major endorsement, so now your wallet wanted you to apologize and you obliged. I guess whether you are genuinely sorry or not, is really neither here nor there because you are surely regretful by now. Too bad it is probably for the wrong reasons. Based on that, I withdraw my kudos and simply request that you just try to do better. No one expects you to be perfect we just don’t want you to be a shitty person!
In the meantime Cam think before you speak Welcome to Life On Marz!