There was a lot rejoicing on Twitter yesterday, as former MLBer Aubrey Huff was kicked off the platform for God is aware of no matter he stated this time.
Full disclosure: I acquired into it with Huff many occasions on Twitter, virtually all of which ended up with him calling me some variation of fats, ugly, or undesirable, till he ultimately acquired round to the ol’ baseball standby, “slumpbuster.” It was at that time my associates intervened and made me promise to not have interaction with him any additional. However Aubrey Huff has no time for ladies who disagree with him, particularly in the event that they don’t match his definition of what a girl ought to be, and 1000’s of males cheered him on. Twitter did nothing.
For years, many people had been mystified as to how Huff was allowed to stay on Twitter within the first place, as a lot of his content material catered to guys who need to have the ability to say no matter they need about girls (or anybody, actually) with zero penalties. Huff additionally beloved making seemingly veiled references to abducting and sexually assaulting girls, just like the time he urged America kidnap Iranian girls and drive them into slavery. “Let’s get a flight over and kidnap about 10 every. We will deliver them again right here as they fan us and feed us grapes, amongst different issues…” Huff stated, later utilizing the previous standby of his extremely offensive tweet being a “joke,” that none of us who objected “acquired” as a result of we’re humorless assholes. Then there are the T-shirts Huff is hawking which proclaim “Alphas Don’t Ask Permission.” “Permission for what?” you ask. Should you don’t know, you’re a beta cuck with low sexual market worth, one in all Huff’s favourite issues to debate.
I’m guessing Huff was lastly faraway from Twitter for one thing associated to his mind lifeless takes on COVID and vaccinations, as any girls who has ever frolicked on Twitter is aware of that males don’t get suspended for suggesting girls be raped, or speaking about raping a girl, and even threatening to rape a selected girl. Heavens no, that doesn’t violate group pointers. Fortunately for us, as we’ve seen these days, the Venn diagram of the form of males who like to abuse and harass girls and the lads who’re anti-vaxxers is a flat circle.
Huff took his Twitter suspension along with his common good grace, saying “It lastly occurred! The beta cucks and liberal Karen’s over @twitter hate when folks converse the reality or earn a living if their liberal platforms!” (sic).
Aubrey Huff loves that I’m scripting this submit, as a result of it signifies that persons are listening to Aubrey Huff, which is all Aubrey Huff actually needs. And he can’t compete, intellectually, with the movers and shakers of the day, so he’s embraced the form of guys who aspire to be “an Alpha” (Huff’s clothes line is named American Alpha, and its homepage encompasses a shot of him sporting a T-shirt that claims “Eat a Dick”), as a result of these are the varieties of fellows who’re all the time on the lookout for a giant, dumb, robust man to worship. From calling vaxxers “sheep” to demanding girls be submissive to his “America, fuck yeah!” schtick, Huff is a research in overcompensation. One which even his former San Francisco Giants teammates thought was an excessive amount of. Huff wasn’t invited to the group’s 2010 World Sequence Championship reunion.
So whereas I’m glad Huff is gone from Twitter, the place I don’t need to see well-meaning folks retweeting him into my timeline, I can’t assist however surprise how a lot abuse and harassment, to not point out COVID misinformation, would have been prevented if Twitter had listened to the ladies who reported him for focused abuse and selling violence in opposition to girls within the first place. In spite of everything, telling males it’s okay to kidnap and rape girls appears no less than as dangerous as telling folks to not get vaccinated. However as Twitter has demonstrated time and time once more, defending girls will not be one thing they’re concerned about.
Like his hero Donald Trump. Huff is outwardly making an attempt to get round his Twitter block. It’ll most likely go about as properly.
It actually says one thing about an individual once they attempt to flip their identify right into a hashtag. I’m unsure what, but it surely says one thing.
Similar to Huff, who ended his most up-to-date IG submit by saying, properly, one thing.
I think about this a badge of honor!
I’ll by no means cease! Don’t you patriots!!
Scent ya later, Aubrey.