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The woke sportswriter who complained because the Buffalo Bills weren’t playing enough female musicians during team practice has responded.
The character, a guy called John something, says he — though his bio keeps it ambiguous without the pronouns — doesn’t appreciate OutKick calling him woke. In a Twitter thread that spans pages long, he explained himself to OutKick’s Meg Turner:
I’ve been accused of being woke and watched a lot of tweeters really disparage the inroads women have made in carving themselves out a role in what was a mostly male-dominated music business.
— John Wawrow (@john_wawrow) August 22, 2022
To be clear, I am the one who wrote the story about the tweet. And I didn’t call Mr. W “woke.” I called him a screeching beta male, on the level of Mike Florio.
After a day of reflection, I’ve found myself also offended. Not because the Bills aren’t playing the track “B.I.T.C.H” from Megan Thee Stallion, but because here we have a male sportswriter assuming to know the genders of each musician he hears.
How does Wawrow know the singers of AC/DC identify as men? Can AP Guy say for certain that none of the artists who the Bills play are non-binary?
How would he react if the team played Demi Lovato? Sure, she redeclared her pronouns as “she/her” last month, but what about all the previous months she went by “they/them?”
I'm still a bit offended that a sportswriter is making musicians identify as either male or female.
So wrong, so cruel. https://t.co/AZ8tL39nd6
— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) August 23, 2022
This type of stuff holds society back. Male journalists assume genders without giving each individual a chance to declare otherwise and change their mind.
I expect better from an AP writer. Last week, the outlet released new guidelines on when to call pregnant women “pregnant people.”
It appears not all employees are read-up on new standards.
John Wawrow is not woke. He’s offensive and inconsiderate. This is why I try to get my NFL news from only Mina Kimes. You can’t tolerate these men.