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Having My Say: Picking Don Cherry


Don Cherry.

"You people".

It's a thing, eh?

I was originally going to write this article examining WHY Don Cherry got fired.

It boiled down to the fact he said something incredibly stupid after years of saying incredibly stupid things, and people complained.  He initially refused to admit to, and apologize for, saying the incredibly stupid thing.  Got fired for it.  Then apologized for his incredibly stupid wording.

But then, I realized while napping that I just didn't care.

I grew up with "Hockey Night in Canada"- but stopped watching when I realized I didn't really like Don Cherry.

I don't care that he said stupid things... because he has a history of saying stupid things.  I don't care that he got fired... because his getting fired doesn't actually impact my Life in an adverse way.  I don't care if people are cancelling their subscription to SportNet... because I don't watch SportNet.

And I don't care about the outrage surrounding the whole situation... because it's all bullshit.

Don Cherry, political correctness, political incorrectness, his idiotic comments, something other celebrity's idiotic comments about his idiotic comments, the memes and hashtags about both people's idiotic comments.

It's all bullshit.

You know why?

Because in a couple of weeks some other celebrity will make some incredibly stupid comments... and the focus of the outrage will shift to them, and Don Cherry's comments will be forgotten.

Then there'll be another... and another after that...

It's all bullshit.


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