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Ralph Lauren Drops Justin Thomas For Slur Caught On Hot Mic

Despite an apology where Justin Thomas said “I’m a grown man, there’s absolutely no reason for me to say anything like that,” Ralph Lauren issued a statement Friday night announcing the brand was dropping its sponsorship of Thomas.

“Fa–ot,” Thomas could be heard saying after missing a putt at last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions event. Ralph Lauren said in its statement that the company believes “in the dignity of all people, regardless of age, race, gender identity, ethnicity, political affiliation or sexual orientation.”

And with that, they were done with Thomas.

“We are disheartened by Mr. Thomas’s recent language, which is entirely inconsistent with our values. While we acknowledge that he has apologized and recognizes the severity of his words, he is a paid ambassador of our brand and his actions conflict with the inclusive culture that we strive to uphold,” the company statement reads.

“In reflecting on the responsibility we have to all of our stakeholders, we have decided to discontinue our sponsorship of Mr. Thomas at this time. As we make this decision, our hope is that Mr. Thomas does the hard and necessary work in order to partner with us again – truly examining this incident, learning, growing and ultimately using his platform to promote inclusion.”

Thomas, the No. 3 player in the world, said in his apology that what he did was terrible and embarrassing. “It’s not who I am, it’s not the kind of person that I am or anything that I do.”

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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  1. First I would like to be a fly on the wall to hear some inappropriate things that there executives have said, second if I were Thomas I would take all of his Lauren stuff and throw it in the garbage and tell everybody to boycott them.

  2. Well here we go again “homophobic” these people really show their ignorance a phobia is an unnatural fear of something just because you disagree with something does not mean you have a phobia get it right you jackasses and apparently lauren does not agree with free speech this cancel culture stuff is way out of hand now

  3. Ralph Lauren…the company that pays slave wages for cheap overseas labor…then has the gall to charge exorbitant prices for their clothing ($95 bucks for a polo shirt of dubious quality). If you must have that pony on your chest, go to a thrift store or get it on Ebay (another outfit run by PC weasels, but I digress).

  4. This is Ralph Lauren admitting their clothes are primarily for gay people. The average golfer is not offended by what JT did, so it doesn’t make sense to cut him otherwise.

    Also, since he got punished for it anyway, JT should retract his apology.

  5. Ralph Lauren should thank him. They had a reason to be in the news. Who cares about Ralphy anyway…That’s like being sponsored by Jordache, Members Only, or Gloria Vanderbilt. Why don’t they use a factory in this country, then I will care what they think.

    from Google search

    Ralph Lauren does not own any factories and depends on more than 500 manufacturers to produce its products, primarily in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Nearly 30% of their products are sourced from China

    • Agreed. This is fake indignation just like Nike, NBA, Apple, etc. just so the focus won’t be on the slave labor that RL uses to make its clothes. Fake all of this woke shit is fake. The solution is simple: create product lines and consumer items that don’t cater to only one line of thinking.

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