My heart hurts for @KyleKashuv. While his comments were indefensible and personally offensive, I forgave Kyle. More than anything, what he needs at this time is our prayers and our grace. Not our continued condemnation.
CJ did absolutely nothing wrong. He’s a public figure & made a very reasonable, honest public statement. He contributed measured dialogue to an open conversation. I’m sure he talked to Kyle in private, too. His statement was meaningful, balanced, & right. #YouNeedToCalmDown
They probably did interact privately. Don’t know if CJ condemned calls for admission to be rescinded, & if he didn’t, he’s still not in the wrong. He voiced his displeasure with the actions & the apology. Both were reasonable. CJ bears no responsibility for Harvard’s actions.
CJ’s feelings were justified, but his public chastisement ran on and on and thus seemed opportunistic. I believe it greatly influenced Kyle’s current situation. At this point any words of care by CJ seem disingenuous to me. Live and learn…I do wish the best for both young men!
I even dm’d CJ asking him to please consider taking this situation privately. I never told him how he should feel only that this very public stoning was catering to everything conservatives say they’re against (liberal mobs). This was a push to call out Ben Shapiro.
I would be a hypocrite if I stopped supporting CJ for what he said. Our younger generations need strong role models demonstrating compassion and forgiveness. Adults who took part in this hit job on Kyle however don’t have my sympathy.
My issue is that it was completely obvious that not only @KyleKashuv's statements were a youthful error, what he is currently doing makes it clear that he does hold those views. @thecjpearson got on a soap box when he could have easily dealt with the matter privately.