Justin Thomas Ditched By Ralph Lauren -- Is It Hypocrisy By The Company? | Dog Leg News

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Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    baxter cepeda

    Hypocritical or not (probably so) Ralph Lauren made that choice; which clearly was not easy considering JT is number 3 in the world.

    But why sell to homophobe cultures but fire the star who makes homophobic slurs?

    Easy.

    RL is going to sell their stuff wherever people buy their stuff; regardless of the bad they do. Even the toughest of cancel culture respect that, basically because everyone does it.

    But paying someone whom makes homophobic slurs to represent a company is a whole other matter. Cancel culture is all over that stuff. More importantly, more and more regular people don’t want to hear that stuff.

    Hence the breakup.

    Sure JT will find another company. But despite the hypocrisy Ralph Lauren has made a strong statement many people will appreciate from America to the UAE (albeit very quietly).

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      Tom Edrington

      I deem in pure hypocrisy simple as that…if they wanted to help make a change, then they should boycott those countries and not sell their goods there….but they’ll never let beliefs get in the way of a profit…

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        baxter cepeda

        You have a point. Money talks. For sure. I credit you for highlighting this about Ralph Lauren.

        But again this is still about JT.

        Even before Ralph Lauren got involved, JT was already in the dog house in many circles; albeit not at DLN ironically; while a border collie was dog-housed for chasing geese.

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          Tom Edrington

          Actually we HONORED the Border Collie for his wonderful service to the golf industry. By the way, it’s so amusing that Ralph’s real last name iifshits……

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            baxter cepeda

            Sorry I did t actually read that one.

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