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SIGHS! Cam Newton Keeps Giving Us Reasons To Overlook His Fineness

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Oh, Cam. Why must you make this so hard? Find out why folks are calling the Panthers QB SEXIST after comments made to a female reporter inside…

 

Y’all know we love some Cam Newton around these parts. But, the Carolina Panthers QB continues to make it hard for us to just lust after him, especially when he makes comments like he did in a recent press conference.

Jourdan Rodrigue, a Charlotte Observer beat reporter, asked Cam about wide receiver Devin Funchess running routes and how he felt about it. Cam’s response was sexist AF.

“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes, like, it’s funny,” he responded. And then he chuckled a bit after he said it.

*straight face*

She's not just a reporter, but she's a SPORTS reporter.  She literally talks about sporty things, including routes, for a living.  And she's not the first or only to do so.  We fail to see what was so comical about her question.

Cam should have known folks, especially white feminists, would drag his ass for filth.

Peep his response at the 6:37 mark:

 

 

What’s funny about a woman talking about football? There are several female reporters who cover football every single day. We're actually surprised this even came out of his mouth being that he's very calculated about what he says and never wants to step on anyone's toes. 

But, there is always that interview where he said he didn't think racism was an issue when it came to his mistreatment as a black Quarterback.

After the conference, Jourdan hopped on Twitter to air out her frustrations that came from the NFLer’s comments. She tweeted:

 

 

 

Panthers director of communications Steven Drummond claims he spoke with Cam and Jourdan and that Cam apologized, but she is saying the opposite.

"This afternoon, I did my job as an NFL beat writer and asked Cam Newton a question about one of his receivers," Jourdan explained. I was dismayed by his response, which not only belittled me but countless other women before me and beside me who work in similar jobs. I sought Mr. Newton out as he left the locker room a few minutes later. He did not apologize for his comments."

 

Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White came to Cam's defense on social media.  Shocking (not!).  Men tend to stick together when it comes to matters of sexism.

 

 

So far, Cam has yet to apologize.  The comment, at best, was condescending.  And when you're in a position of leadership and put on a pedestal as spokesperson in many brand arenas, you're held to an even higher standard.  He's big on setting examples for kids, and this is NOT a good example to set. Comments like this are completely unnecessary and, quite frankly, beneath him. 

The fact Cam nor Roddy see the blaring issue with the comment, made at a public press conference, reeks of privilege.  There's this tendency for many men not to recognize their male privilege, similar to how whites have a tendency to not recognize their white privilege.

Do you think Cam should offer her a public apology?

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