Bubba Wallace is no stranger to controversy and it was once again on display with his latest social media post.
The popular NASCAR driver took to Twitter on the very first day of Black History Month and talked about how others get really upset when topics regarding Black and Brown people are brought up.
“Man… talking about black or brown people really upsets a lot of people.”
Here’s how social media responded:
Wallace was behind the reason NASCAR banned the Confederate Flag from its races after he publicly called for it to happen.
“There’s going to be a lot of angry people that carry those flags proudly but it’s time for change,” the driver said.
Wallace Jr., the only African American driver in NASCAR’s top series, was a major top of discussion in 2020 after images of a noose were released that were found in his garage. The noose, formed at the bottom of a pull rope attached to the garage door, had been in place since as early as last fall, the FBI had concluded.
“You get backlash every day,” Wallace said hours after the FBI and NASCAR announced the findings of their investigation. “I’m used to it. It stings a little bit worse when they’re trying to test your character … and try to take something away from me that’s false.
“But the backlash will always be there. It doesn’t matter if we provide 100 percent facts and evidence, photo evidence. People are going to Photoshop it to make me look like the bad person. At the end of the day, I will always have haters. I will always have the motivators to go out there and to try to dethrone me from the pedestal that I am on.”