Finally, some sincere racism. Looks like Boston’s the next big scene, hipster racists!
So I pretty much avoid all exposure to hockey–which, perhaps owing to its target demographic, has always struck me as NASCAR on ice skates, or UFC with big oversized sweaters instead of Ed Hardy t-shirts and TapouT gear–but the reaction from the ever-classy Boston fans to Joel Ward’s game-winning goal forced me to pay attention to it.
GMP’s ace blogger Jamie Reidy already tackled the subject, but I’d like to add one additional thing. Lindy West, in her recent “words-gone-viral” column on hipster racism, closed with the following remarks:
At least sincere racism isn’t running around Brooklyn wearing artisanal suspenders and masquerading as enlightenment. Give me sincere racism or give me no racism at all, but enough with this weaselly shit.
Well, friends, there’s nothing insincere about this collection of racist tweets. Nope, these Boston loyalists–many of them teens brought up in “post-racial” America–have delivered the goods, and they’re très authentic. For example, AndrewDulac6 was “so fucking mad that fucking n***** scored”* that he added the hashtag #4thlineblacktrash, in case that particular concept happened to be trending and he might score some sweet RTs as a result. Mastabates23, who apparently decided that discretion was the better part of valor and deleted his account after this story broke, couldn’t believe his beloved Bruins “just let a sand n***** beat them” and tacked on a #gobacktothejungle hashtag for good measure. Grizzlymarshall, whose account remains public and who appears to have some serious “Irish pride,” decided to share his innermost feelings with the whole wide world: “Fucking stupid arrogant, smelly, useless, waste of life, sad excuse for a NHL hockey playing N*****!!!!”
So there you have it, hipster racists: a glimpse at the genuine article. Maybe it’s high time you went and gentrified the Boston Bruins fan base, thereby providing us with twee remarks like “Joel Ward scores the game-winner–I always thought Washington was #SoGhetto” and “#AlwaysBetOnBlack” in lieu of this nastier, more visceral shit. And once that scene’s dead, there’s still NASCAR and mixed martial arts. Think how cool a pair of non-prescription eyeglasses would look when paired with one of these.
*Editor’s Note: While the original racist sentiments displayed the fully spelled-out racial slur N*****, we have decided to use a censored version of the slur in the body of this post.