MIAMI, FLORIDA — Cancel culture has come for charity, an NFL player revealed to Americans on Monday.
Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer announced he was forced to call off his annual charity golf tournament because it was set to take place at Trump National in Doral – a popular golf club owned by former president Donald Trump.
Poyer claimed that multiple supporters backed off due to his choice of venue and pressured a major sponsor of the event to do the same.
“Unfortunately, there have been a numerous amount of teams up north that have pulled out of the tournament, not just out of the tournament but also wrote emails to a big sponsor that was going to help sponsor my tournament,” he said in an Instagram video.
“THIS IS THE WAY AMERICA IS RIGHT NOW”
Poyer indicated that the event’s beneficiary – Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) in Buffalo – told him the venue’s connection to Trump was the reason for its decision to pull out.
“I hoped we could kinda get past that, and I thought that we did,” Poyer added. “It seems this is the way America is right now. It seems like our egos get in the way of being a good human being. [Not] sharing love, sharing conversations, sharing laughter with other people who may not think the way that you do. It’s a huge thing that’s wrong in America right now.”
Poyer’s comments suggest ECMC was not willing to endure public criticism in order to help serve its patients in need of medical care.
“I’m not naïve,” he said. “I understand where they are on the political spectrum, where New York is on the political spectrum. Do I agree with a lot of it? No, I don’t. I’m sorry, I don’t. I still went and put my ego aside and went to go help those who needed help.”
The Buffalo News reported that the event had been taking heat since it was announced three weeks ago. In a statement to the paper, ECMC opted against responding to most of Poyer’s claims, writing: “We have had an excellent partnership with Jordan and we respect his decision to cancel his tournament; we hope he will consider supporting us in his future events.”
In March, Poyer decried New York’s high state income tax by suggesting he’d like to play for a team based in a state that “doesn’t take half my money.”
Conservatives and moderates have long bemoaned the divisive boycotts led by Left-wing activists against businesses that don’t align with their current ideals. However, recent high-profile boycotts launched against Bud Light and Target demonstrate a shift from complaining toward returning the favor.
Americans who are frustrated with the Left’s onslaught on traditional values and decency are choosing to give their money to businesses that don’t cave to this inflated social pressure.
Over a million of them are doing so through PublicSq. (Public Square) – an app and website that connects freedom-loving Americans with companies that share their values. The app currently hosts nearly 55,000 patriotic businesses and 1.1 million consumers.
“Boycotts are not enough,” Public Square CEO Michael Seifert told National Review on Monday. “Unto themselves, we actually don’t believe they’re as effective as if you were to completely unsubscribe from these broken and corrupt companies because you found something better.”
This article is sponsored by PublicSq.