Toronto Blue Jays player Anthony Bass apologized after sharing content on social media that advocated for Christians to boycott Target, Bud Light, and other entities pushing pro-LGBT ideology.
Bass apologized, saying that his post had hurt the "pride community," which he said includes some of his friends and relatives. He said that he had also apologized to his teammates and that he is "using the Blue Jays' resources to better educate" himself.
Anheuser-Busch's Bud Light beer brand has been subjected to severe blowback since enlisting transgender figure Dylan Mulvaney to advertise the beverage.
Target has been facing criticism for selling Pride products, including for children, and for offering a few products from Abprallen, a brand that also sells products bearing the message "Satan respects pronouns." Such products were not part of Target's offerings, and the retail giant has apparently dropped Abprallen's items from its website.
The Blue Jays are fully supportive of the LGBT agenda and intend to celebrate the movement next month.
"The Blue Jays are proud to celebrate LGBTQ2S+ Pride Month, including a special fourth annual Pride Weekend at the ballpark June 9 and 10, and demonstrations of allyship all month long around the ballpark. Individual player sentiments are not representative of the club's beliefs," the team said in a statement, according to mlb.com.
Bass' Instagram profile includes text that says "Love God," and it also says "Mark 10:27."
Some people criticized Bass for making the apology.
"Pathetic," conservative commentator Dan Bongino tweeted.
"We are surrounded by cowards," conservative commentator Matt Walsh tweeted.
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