Numerous NASCAR Cup Series drivers such as Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano & Ryan Blaney have all ended relationship with helmet designer BEAMdesigns on Thursday due to comments he made on social media after the organization announced a ban of the Confederate flag at its races and properties
Darrell Bubba Wallace, the only current full-time African American NASCAR driver in the Cup Series, seems very likely to cut his ties with Jason Beam of BEAMdesigns too.
“As person I’ve done business with in the past and ALWAYS respected the work you’ve done for ones in the industry. You made it clear of where you stand in today’s matter,” Wallace tweeted to Beam on Thursday. “All respect lost for ya dawg.”
Nah homie, as person I’ve done business with in the past and ALWAYS respected the work you’ve done for ones in the industry. You made it clear of where you stand in today’s matter. All respect lost for ya dawg. #garbage https://t.co/x9hqscckOS pic.twitter.com/DgYjWtrsTo
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) June 11, 2020
Just a few hours later, other drivers tweeted they would no longer be using the helmet designer’s services due to his recent social comments.
You can’t erase history by picking and choosing what parts you want to keep and don’t won’t to keep, doesn’t change what happened, slavery was abolished in 1865, 155 years ago, why are we using a flag from 155 yrs ago to justify support for equality today?
— BEAMdesigns (@BEAMdesigns) June 11, 2020
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Due to recent posts on social media I have decided to end my relationship with Beam Designs.
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) June 11, 2020
In light of some inappropriate tweets, I will no longer use the services of Beam Designs.
— Ryan Blaney (@Blaney) June 11, 2020
Joey Logano also tweeted
I’m proud of the recent decisions our sport has made and it’s important for me to be associated with like minded people. For that reason due to some recent tweets from Beam Designs I will no longer be utilizing their services.
— Joey Logano (@joeylogano) June 11, 2020
And while many applauded NASCAR’s decision on Wednesday, many supporters replied to the organization’s decision with lots of angry comments.