SI.com’s Peter King Refers to Arian Foster’s Fans as “Arian Nation”
Can’t do that chief not even jokingly.
Some things you just need to leave alone. I know what Peter King is saying, I don’t think he is a racist or meant any harm, but you simply can’t play around like that. Not with the position of power he has in the media.
Just in case you don’t know what the “Arian Nation” here is the definition.
Aryan Nations is a far-right white supremacist religious organization based in the United States.
To be kind they feel whites are superior to any race and that other races should be segregated. Foster is black, associating his name with a white supremacist group even in jest isn’t funny.
I am not sure what he was thinking, he probably wasn’t thinking at all. Even after he was told that it was offensive he didn’t even delete the tweet which means he doesn’t care and that is a bigger problem than anything else.
Have a little more respect.
H/T to Deadspin.