Social media is not always a nice space for drivers from different backgrounds as many still continue abusing their right to speech by racially attacking others at will.
NASCAR as an organization has been trying to raise awareness and equality among members of different communities. Nonetheless, the effort doesn’t always bear results as some people never seem to change.
“Man, we didn’t win tonight. We need chaos.” – Kevin Harvick admits to starting Brad Keselowski-Jeff Gordon Brawl in 2014
Hispanic Truck and Xfinity series driver Ryan Vargas was on the receiving end of such abuses on social media. He shared his disappointment to be targeted for his race and craniofacial disorder on Twitter.
“I hate some people, man. Not only coming after my race but making fun of my facial appearance. Sorry, I can’t control that. I have a craniofacial disorder that affects 1 in every 2,000-3,000 people. Whatever. Sick of the disrespect and hate. This world sucks sometimes,” Ryan Vargas tweeted.
I need to learn this too..but worry about what YOU can control.. you can’t control these types of people.
In a polite way..😊 forget them! You do you homie👊🏾 https://t.co/8z1IhUnMMv
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) January 26, 2023
Having been on the receiving end of such abuses many times in his NASCAR career, Bubba Wallace came in support of his fellow NASCAR driver and suggested him to not let such abuse affect him.
“I need to learn this too..but worry about what YOU can control.. you can’t control these types of people. In a polite way.. forget them! You do you homie,” Wallace tweeted.
Wallace is not the only NASCAR professional to support Vargas as many others came forward to encourage the Xfinity and Truck driver to continue doing what he is doing.
People are so ignorant. They’re unhappy with their own lives so they just make it a point to try and disrupt others. Keep grinding and pushing forward. You’re living out your dream everyday. They’re stuck on the couch unhappy
— David Hoffman (@DHoffmanMedia22) January 26, 2023
You don't deserve this garbage. I'm new to NASCAR, but will be rooting for you.
— Caleb Goellner (@calebandrew) January 26, 2023
Head up chin down and 🖕😂 don’t worry about em.
— Matt Tifft (@matt_tifft) January 26, 2023
Ryan, I’m going to tell you something that you already know, but it’s important to say: 1) You’re a beautiful human being. That smile lights up a room. 2) anyone that takes cracks like those, are insecure losers who are jealous of your hard work & success. That’s it. But…
— Rutledge Wood (@RutledgeWood) January 26, 2023
Ignore the haters my dude, you’re living the dream. Keep on dominating 💪
— AeroSpeed Racing Association (@ASRAiRacing) January 26, 2023
Fuck em man. You're out here doing cool shit and following your passion. Never let these directionless smooth brains make you think otherwise
— Jimmy Broadbent (@JimmyBroadbent) January 27, 2023
I am sorry that sewage occasionally bubbles to the surface like this. You're miles above all of it. Change nothing, keep going.
— nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) January 26, 2023
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