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NFL Stocks Statement Following Kansas City Chiefs Kicker’s Controversial Opening Statement



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The NFL has spoken out after the Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker gave a controversial commencement speech at Benedictine College’s graduation ceremony over the weekend. Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Jonathan Beane released a statement speaking out against 28-year-old Harrison’s comments, which drew criticism.

The Chiefs kicker faced backlash for making various comments during the speech that reflected his conservative Catholic ideology. During the speech, Harrison spoke out against “dangerous gender ideologies” and appeared to indicate that Pride Month is coming up and will begin in June.

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At another point in the speech, Harrison addressed the women in the audience and encouraged them to take on the role of “housewife” – another statement that was met with backlash. “I believe it is you, the women, who have been told the most diabolical lies,” he said via Entertainment tonight. “Some of you may go on to have successful careers in the world, but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most looking forward to your marriage and the children you will bring into this world. I can tell you that my beautiful wife Isabelle would be the first to say that her life truly began when she began living her calling as a wife and mother.”

At another point in the interview, Harrison criticized the president Joe Biden for his politics and spoke out against abortion, IVF, surrogacy and more. He also quoted at another point in his speech Taylor Swift’s Song “Bejeweled,” referring to his teammate Travis Kelce.

In his statement, the NFL manager explained that the league does not follow the same values ​​as the kickers. “Harrison Butker gave a speech in his personal capacity,” he said AND. “His views do not align with those of the NFL as an organization. The NFL has an unwavering commitment to inclusion, which only makes our league stronger.”

The NFL isn’t the only one to speak out after the kicker’s speech. Former Chairman of the Kansas City LGBTQ Commission Justice horn Harrison also called X (formerly Twitter). “Harrison Butker does not represent Kansas City and never has. Kansas City has always been a place that welcomes, affirms and embraces our LGBTQ+ community members,” he wrote.

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