During the Coronavirus quarantine, NASCAR has been running ‘virtual races’ every weekend, apparently. This last live-streamed virtual race saw Kyle Larson end his career in the blink of an eye after casually saying the n-word on TV.
— Andrew Gaskin⚾️ (@_agaskin) April 14, 2020
I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news but yea uh, Kyle, you can’t say nigger.
Here’s what Chip Ganassi Racing, his FORMER racing team said about this super fun clip:
“After much consideration, Chip Ganassi Racing has determined that it will end its relationship with driver Kyle Larson. As we said before, the comments that Kyle made were both offensive and unacceptable especially given the values of our organization. As we continued to evaluate the situation with all the relevant parties, it became obvious that this was the only appropriate course of action to take.”
Again, not a great idea to say nigger at work (unless you currently work at the White House) but it’s definitely never a great idea to say it in a live stream absolutely unprovoked.
Kyle Larson is a 27-year old white kid who freaked out playing a low stakes virtual simulation. Him saying the n-word was the least surprising part of that clip. Everyone who has ever played Call of Duty knows exactly what this is. You play with a bunch of annoying white kids and when one of them gets killed in the game they suddenly develop Asperger’s and shout the worst words their numb brains can vomit up in a split second.
Larson is just from the generation where you say nigger anonymously on Xbox Live and no one bats an eye at you and because there are no consequences, the word doesn’t have meaning.
The problem is, this is not Xbox Live and Kyle Larson is the exact opposite of anonymous. This is the real world where if you say that word out loud, you get your bones broken, KYLE.
You know you fucked up when NASCAR fans are like ‘nah dude, that’s racist’.
So now Klye Larson has lost all of his sponsors as well as his racing team all because he blurted out the worst word he could’ve said and for no reason at all.
But I cannot stop laughing at the random crew member in the chat who told Kyle that he was on Live TV and followed that up with an extremely appropriate ‘YIKE’ at the end. That’s the sound of a man who just saw someone else’s career pass before their eyes.
Buuuut what am I saying? As much as this ought to be the end of Kyle Larson, this is NASCAR.
Tony Stewart literally ran a guy over. He committed manslaughter and no one really seems to care. I don’t know how to turn off a NASCAR fan but saying the word that they say when a car cuts them off in traffic is not going to stop them from loving them some Kyle.
Kyle Larson will be back in the winner’s circle chugging warm milk and shouting ‘nigger’ in no time.