Ben Shapiro: Megan Rapinoe is a good soccer player but would get fewer contracts if she wasn’t an “outpoken lesbian” – Media Matters for America

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BEN SHAPIRO (HOST): Absolute sillineess. And bad for the country by way. When even the stuff that we take a break with, you know, sporting, is turned into this. It’s pretty obnoxious. And we’re not talking about 1968 in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement with US sprinters on the US national team at the Olympics raising the Black Power fist because American politics are polarized around race in ’68. We’re not talking about that. We’re talking about — gay marriage is legal across the United States by Supreme Court diktat. We’re talking about Megan Rapinoe is getting million dollar contracts specifically because of her sexuality, and because she’s a very very good soccer player. But let’s not make any mistake, if she was a very good soccer player and she were not a very outspoken lesbian, she would be getting fewer contracts because she’s seen as a political figure. She’s sort of Colin Kaepernick but with actual talent at her sport.

All of this is obnoxious but we’re supposed to pretend that actually she is quite charming and wonderful, that it’s not obnoxious to live in the best time for women, the best time lesbians, and the best time for women’s soccer in the history of the world, and in the best country in the history of the world for any of those things, we’re supposed to pretend that actually she is a victim and America is a terrible place so that she could make more money, presumably. Pretty gross. 


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