Carson King, who has helped raise over $1 million for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, has apologized after a controversial tweet of his from 2011 was discovered. https://t.co/5a1LQko19A
— FOX4 News (@fox4kc) September 25, 2019
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Cancel Culture is a vile social sickness that has been brought to us by the extremist Left and the mainstream media and it has to stop.
The disgusting phenomenon proved once again that no good deed goes unpunished when The Des Moines Register published a piece about a clever young man who got the attention of a beer company with a sign asking for beer money at a football game. Not only did 24-year-old Carson King donate the few hundred dollars he raised to a children’s hospital, but his ensuing partnership with Anheuser-Busch went on to raise a million dollars for that hospital.
But Carson made the mistake of being a regular teenager in 2012 and posting some “inappropriate” jokes. Aaron Calvin’s “routine background investigation” dug up the nearly decade old tweet and published it as newsworthy. Anheuser-Busch caught win and immediately severed ties.
Carson King, the young man whose beer plea sign at the Iowa-ISU game led to over $1 million dollars in donations for the U of Iowa Children's Hospital, is under fire for making a racist tweet at age 16 in 2011. I am seething with anger. https://t.co/PpPxucpdFD
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) September 25, 2019
“Hey, this Carson King guy raised $1 million for a children’s hospital. Let’s see if we can find anything bad he might have posted as a teenager and spoil this kindness for everyone!”
Seriously, what is wrong w people? Who does this? Who thinks this way? Get a life.
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) September 25, 2019
I couldn’t keep my mouth shut about this one. I don’t do many commentary videos anymore but this one got under my skin. So here’s my takedown of The Des Moines Register, their grossly unprofessional staff and cancel culture in general. I analyze the press release put out by Ms. Hunter and point out just how absurd these people are.
It seems all the adults have left the building at The Des Moines Register.
Thankfully not everyone is as vile as the powers that be at the DM.
My family owes a great debt to Children's Hospital in Iowa City. We are also very moved by Carson King's generous outreach to the hospital. @CarsonKing2 is a hero to our family. pic.twitter.com/Z68w25B2Hw
— Robert Knipp (@knipphip) September 25, 2019
We all need a little more grace and understanding with one another. #CarsonKing offered a heartfelt apology and brought folks across the country together for an important cause. I applaud you, @CarsonKing2. Let’s continue to find ways to be a nation united, rather than divided.
— Joni Ernst (@joniernst) September 25, 2019
We should be encouraging young folks who want to give back and promote great causes, not attacking them and trying to destroy their reputations. I’d be honored to have Carson King join me as my guest in the Iowa Senate for a day when we return to session.
— Randy Feenstra (@RandyFeenstra) September 25, 2019
Thank you @venmo for releasing the statement @BuschBeer and @AnheuserBusch @abinbev should have released about Carson King instead of cutting ties. @DMRegister should be ashamed. pic.twitter.com/tyqpcUZIzR
— Brandon Kleinmeyer (@bsk2006) September 25, 2019