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...In responsibility to my integrity I've decided to discontinue any thought of doing business with Ralph Lauren at this time...   ...It's my hope that Ralph Lauren will do the necessary ref

PC strikes again. No forgiveness even after you have a heartfelt apology

This isn't them saying they don't forgive him, they even say they're willing to partner with him again.   Language changes over time. Words that were once socially acceptable change as well.

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11 minutes ago, Circaflex said:

I feel for JT, I am about his age and we grew up using that word to call someone a lame or a dummy; I know its a word that shouldnt be in anyone's vocabulary at this point, similar to the "r" word but I haven't lost any respect for JT because of this. Slip ups happen.

 

This right here. He knew the exact moment he said, he messed up. I grew up saying them too, occasionally they do still slip out but I make an effort to not say them. He's a human, he made a mistake. But he's also not a regular joe like you and I, and his slip ups cost a whole lot more than ours do.

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I think it was way too quick of a decision. This was a mistake. Can we not have those anymore? There isn't anyone walking this Earth that won't or hasn't made a mistake. 

 

One time is a mistake more than one is a habit. He deserved a second chance in my opinion. He'll recover get a new clothing sponsor, maybe not this year. 

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Reed never lost anything over his gaff and IMOP way worse.  But diff political climate

 

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Slip ups or not,he’s always been held high for whatever reason. This day and age it’s not tolerable, plain and simple. Humans are as weak as we’ve ever been. I’m not saying by no means it’s right, but never understood why everyone around golf thinks he’s such a saint?  I’ve witnessed him drop the F bomb on tv before in the rain, on the green and nothing mentioned. Wish him the best in his future  endeavors with sponsors. Maybe this wil be a learning curve! 

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24 minutes ago, drgolfaholic said:

A few years ago, Kobe’s homophobic slur was met with stiff fine, but none of his sponsors budged.  I wouldn’t call it cancel culture, which implies incidence occurred in the distant past.  Cultural shift is a good thing.  JT will be fine.  

JT doesn’t bring in nearly as much money as Kobe did. It’s a lot easier to do with him.

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