Automotive racing giant NASCAR apologized to the LGBTQ community today after “recent actions” that may not have “aligned” with the company’s” new mission to be as inclusive as possible.
“As we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, we acknowledge that recent actions have not aligned with NASCAR’s mission to be a welcoming sport for all,” the statement, released on Wednesday, read.
“We remain steadfast in our commitment to creating a more inclusive environment – in our workplaces, at the race track & in the stands,” the post reads, which also has a graphic that features the LGBTQ Progressive flag. The flag features the traditional LGBT rainbow flag, along with black and brown stripes to represent minorities in the gay community, as well as pink, blue, and white stripes which represent the trans community.
The yellow flag with a purple circle is not a Los Angeles Lakers jersey but is instead the apparent symbol for those who are intersex, meaning that a person was born with a combination of male and female biological traits.
As we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, we acknowledge that recent actions have not aligned with NASCAR’s mission to be a welcoming sport for all.
We remain steadfast in our commitment to create a more inclusive environment — in our workplaces, at the race track & in the stands. pic.twitter.com/r0h232xaXd
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 1, 2022
NASCAR’s apology comes just over a week after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott waved the green flag at the start of a race at the Texas Motor Speedway.
While the apology from NASCAR did not reference Abbott or the Republicans, the governor has been made an enemy of those on the radical left and within the LGBT community after he called on his state’s appropriate authorities to investigate the medicalization of gender dysphoric children and child abuse, with some children being given hormone therapy in their early teens.
NASCAR also recently decided that it would be going apolitical, despite being a sport enjoyed mostly by Republicans. The company’s CEO and president Steve Phelps recently said that the company would drop politics altogether following the events surrounding Xfinity Series racer Brandon Brown, who became somewhat of a household name in the form of “Lets go Brandon!” chants, reports Yahoo News.
Phelps made it so that Brown could not be sponsored by LGBcoin.io and said that he no longer wanted to associate with any politics, neither “on the left or the right.”