Apparently cricket is a sport people play outside of America. Yes, we're shocked too. However much like in America, the sports stars like to joke around with the reporters. Much like Chris Gayle joked around with this reporter.
It was a joke, everyone laughed on camera. No harm, no fowl. Right?
Gayle caused a storm when questioned by Channel 10 reporter McLaughlin after being dismissed playing for Melbourne Renegades in Australia's Big Bash League, the West Indies batsman suggesting in the live television interview they should go out at the end of the match.
"I wanted to see your eyes for the first time, hopefully we can win this game and then we can have a drink after as well," he said.
Gayle then added to McLaughlin: "Don't blush, baby."
The 36-year-old was roundly condemned for his comments and fined 10,000 dollars by the Renegades despite later apologising to McLaughlin.
To Gayle's credit, he took it as seriously as he should...
I don't know well paid cricket stars are, but $10,000 for sports stars in American is less than a night at the clubs. Now, it's not lost on me that this guy might be a mega D-bag. I get it. I generally don't like those kinds of guys. They're often sticky to the touch.
But this case, this case right here is yet another example of SJW victim culture being used to gain a moral high ground. And, as is often the case with SJW activists,
they weren't even the ones affected
. The lady in question was seen as, at most, a little uncomfortable. It
was the white-knight men in the booth
who decided to take offense and condemn the players actions as inappropriate and offensive. How little they must think of women, to believe that they're incapable of voicing their own opinions.
I know, I know, I can never know what it's like to be a woman and oppressed by the evil of the penis, blahblahblah. But I do have a wife. Contrary to SJW feminists, she's actually a strong woman. I've also watched men hit on her before. In ways more aggressive than seen above. Crazy thing is, she uses this word that seems to be quite effective....
Hot damn! I think she's stumbled upon something. Now of course, if a man continues aggressively past "no," we will (and should) run into some problems. But that's not what we're talking about. We're talking about a feminist culture that condemns a man for even
to hit on a woman. Of course if men obeyed, most women would find themselves single for all eternity.
Men try to get dates with attractive women. It's not horrifying, it's not inappropriate, it's not perpetuating "rape culture," and it certainly is not worthy of a $10,000 fine.