This is a story I knew nothing about until it turned ugly.
A guy by the name of Carson King held up a sign at an Iowa football game for donations online for a case of Busch Light beer. It was sort of tongue-in-cheek and funny.
The internet responded by sending him over $1 million dollars.
What King did next was pretty epic. He bought a case of Busch Light and donated the rest of the money to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Anheuser-Busch was so impressed, they were going to match King’s donation.
Not for today’s media.
Some slimy shit-weasel with the Des Moines Register had to look up King on Twitter.
You can guess what happened next.
Anheuser-Busch announced Tuesday that it will cut ties with Carson King, the Iowa State fan who has raised over $1 million for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, over multiple offensive social media posts he made.
King held a press conference Tuesday to discuss a controversial post. He said a reporter with the Des Moines Register called attention to an offensive social media post he made when he was 16 years old.
That’s right. A couple of bad joke tweets from when King was 16 back in 2012 are ending this good deed for a children’s hospital.
In a statement to KCCI, Anheuser-Busch said, “Carson King had multiple social media posts that do not align with our values as a brand or as a company and we will have no further association with him. We are honoring our commitment by donating more than $350,000 to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.”
No more fundraising for a children’s hospital because of some jokes told by a high school sophomore seven years ago.
King had to submit to his own struggle session online.
— Carson King (@CarsonKing2) September 25, 2019
This is absolutely fucking despicable. Not a 16-year old telling racist jokes, that’s normal teenage shenanigans. Destroying a good thing because a grown man today was discovered to have been a normal 16-year old boy seven years ago.
And people wonder why I have no Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc. I have either never signed up for, or nuked every social media account I have.
This kind of shit will be the death of decent society. Teenagers do dumb stuff. As long as no one gets hurt and permanent damage is not done, let it slide. Not in today’s cancel culture.
What I can promise you is that this will not end well.