If only Red Bull gave you brains, a former tire changer for the energy drink’s NASCAR team would still have his job.
Red Bull recently sacked Jeremy Fuller from their NASCAR team for tweeting a picture of a rainbow sign for SF pride (pictured) and commenting, “This is way (sic) I don’t live here.”
Later, a fan tweeted in response “if we could get rid of them, it’d be a lot better” to which Fuller replied, “lol… don’t we all wish.”
Red Bull caught wind of Fuller’s Sunday tweet and promptly fired him by Tuesday. He then began backtracking by deleting the posts everything saying that he wasn’t anti-gay or that he even posted the response to the fan.
Yeah, we’ve all heard this before. Remember when Soulja Boy told his racist fans they were “white faggots” and then said he was hacked? Exactly.
That being said, Michael Myers, the guy who runs the website Queers4Gears.com and broke the coverage on Fuller’s tweets, said that before this incident he had never experienced any anti-gay bias in his long career covering NASCAR:
“My first unfortunate negative story went up today,” Myers said. “That was kind of sad to have to post that. … I don’t want his actions to reflect on NASCAR. I really have been blown away how easily this has gone for me and how everyone has accepted me in the sport. I’ve had nothing negative at all until this one time.”