Dustin Skinner, the son of former NASCAR star Mike Skinner, has apologized for a troubling put up on social media within the wake of a noose being present in Bubba Wallace’s storage Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
The put up stated, partly, “Frankly I want they’d’ve tied [the noose] to [Wallace] and drug him across the pits as a result of he has single handedly destroyed what I grew up watching and cared about for 30 years now.” It seems to be a Fb remark, and the phrases have been condemned by the Skinner household.
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Dustin Skinner competed in a single NASCAR Craftsman Truck Sequence race in 2008. The Race Automobile Options web site, owned by Mike Skinner’s different son Jamie, says Dustin Skinner now “has transitioned into success as a driving coach and crew chief.”
After his put up began to get consideration, drawing criticism, Dustin Skinner stated his feedback weren’t about race.
“I really like everybody this was not about race in any respect,” Skinner wrote. “I disagree with what [Wallace] is doing, nevertheless it was stupidly silly for me to say what I stated and I really remorse each little bit of it. If there was a method to take final night time again I might. All I can do is say I am sorry. I really like everybody and want the world to tug again collectively and us all discover a constructive method to agree or disagree.”
Mike Skinner launched a pair of statements on his son’s feedback. The first was a single tweet, saying “his views should not the identical” as his or his spouse’s.
Dustin Skinner Is my son and he’s an incredible father and superb man he’s additionally a full-grown grownup his views should not the identical as Angie and myself we help Bubba have his entire profession we don’t like what’s happening in our nation anymore than anyone else
— Mike Skinner (@MSTheGunslinger) June 23, 2020
Mike Skinner later launched an extended assertion saying he was “shocked” by what Dustin wrote.
“I’m devastated by what he stated and have spoken with him concerning his feedback,” Skinner stated. “Whereas I don’t imagine in airing household grievances on social media, I really feel strongly that it is vital I publicly state that his feedback don’t mirror the opinions of Angie or me, and we apologize to any followers and trade personnel who had been damage due to his feedback.”
The NASCAR neighborhood has by in massive proven help for Wallace after the noose was found Sunday afternoon. NASCAR issued an announcement condemning the act and promised to seek out and punish the particular person accountable. On Monday, authorities on the FBI and U.S. Division of Justice stated they’d additionally examine the incident as a civil rights violation.