Wednesday, January 18, 2023

"Tony Dungy attracted a firestorm of criticism Wednesday for posting and later deleting a tweet that appeared to endorse a transphobic urban myth"

Awful Announcing:

[He] respond[ed] to a Daily Wire tweet about Minnesota legislators discussing a bill that would require menstrual products in boys school bathrooms. The former NFL head coach, who has long been a proponent of Christian views of marriage and family as well as an opponent of LGBTQ+ rights and gender nonconformity, responded by sharing the thoroughly debunked litter box anecdote . . . .

“That’s nothing,” wrote Dungy. “Some school districts are putting litter boxes in the school bathrooms for the students who identify as cats. Very important to address every student’s needs.”


Dungy, who coached Indianapolis to victory in Super Bowl XLI, has attracted criticism in the past for his statements on LGBTQ issues. When the Rams drafted openly gay defensive lineman Michael Sam in 2014, Dungy said he would not have made the pick “not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.”