'The Left Decided It Hates Young, White Men': Esquire Ripped for 'American Boy' Profile
The cover story profiles a high school senior from Wisconsin and his experiences growing up "in the era of social media, school shooting, toxic masculinity, #MeToo, and a divided country."
Many on social media mocked the piece and magazine, lambasting the fact that it was published during Black History Month.
I get what Esquire was going for here but ooooooooooooh boy talk about failing to read the room pic.twitter.com/OUzy3GJdI1
— Tyler McCall (@eiffeltyler) February 12, 2019
Because you know what we don’t discuss nearly enough? The white male experience. pic.twitter.com/HTbq4wK1TJ
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 12, 2019
Really @esquire “what’s it like growing up white, middle class and male...” How idiotic! It’s the same as it’s always been... full of privilege that women, people of color, lgbtq people & immigrants don’t have! I’m done. pic.twitter.com/ei3RwqjiLe
— Karamo Brown (@Karamo) February 12, 2019
"They have driven themselves, on the left, so crazy with the politics of victim-hood, the identity politics of race and sex, that they have convinced themselves that there is this one evil category of person," he said.
He said that the left is "searching for an argument" after concluding the new story was controversial.
"The conclusion being we should never have any sympathy for these awful oppressors, the young white men, and the argument now saying that February is an inappropriate month for that."
Esquire Editor in Chief Jay Fielden explained the reasoning for the piece in an embedded note, saying that it will kick off a series of profiles that will include people of other races and sexual orientations.
Knowles added that the article points out that its subject -- similar to many American children -- are getting "mixed messages" in society.
"We're told race doesn't matter, we're told that we should treat everybody based on the content of their character, and then as this kid has found out, we're told that certain people should shut up," he said.
Watch the discussion above from Fox & Friends.