“In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness,” Griffin tweeted.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on Tuesday complained about the “tyranny of political correctness” currently holding Americans “hostage.” His comments, posted on his official Twitter account, come as some people are demanding the Redskins change their team name because of its “racist” meaning.
The comment may seem innocent, but it was enough to send the left into a frenzy, as noted on Twitchy. Here are some of the responses:
Several of the criticisms hurled at Griffin seemingly accuse the QB of not knowing the definition of “tyranny.” Because they failed to understand the meaning behind his words, Griffin later felt compelled to explain to outraged Twitter users that “tyranny” has more than one meaning. He also followed up with a fitting quote following the angry response to his tweet: “If we speak..we say it the wrong way If we do not speak we are cowards….”