Bubba Wallace, an African-American NASCAR driver who is a huge supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and made sure the Confederate flag was banned at NASCAR events, joined Whoopi Goldberg on The View Tuesday morning to cry about a so-called “hate crime” that he claims happened at a NASCAR raceway. Well, poor Bubba was in for a rude awakening as he got an epic smackdown he never saw coming. You’ll love this.
Bubba Wallace is being hailed as the “Jussie Smollett of NASCAR.” After George Floyd was killed, Wallace decided it was time to ban the Confederate flag from all NASCAR events. Donning a Black Lives Matter t-shirt with the phrase “I can’t breathe,” the black NASCAR driver wanted his cause to make more news than it did.
Wallace also has also driven his No.43 car with a Black Lives Matter paint scheme.
Most people just did not care that Bubba Wallace got the Confederate flag banned. NASCAR fans that wanted to fly the flag still did so in the parking lot. Then, a New York Times article came out saying Bubba is scared for his safety.
“He [Wallace’s father] was proud of what I was doing on and off the racetrack, but he was worried about safety, going out in public and whatnot,” Wallace, who is known as Bubba, told the NY Times on Friday. “It’s just crazy you have to worry about that side of things. Definitely got to watch your back now.”
Then, on Sunday, reports that a “hate crime” had been committed against Bubba Wallace started to surface. The FBI had been called and notified that garage number 4, which was assigned to Bubba Wallace, had a noose hanging.
“I’m hurt and I’m sad that people would go to those measures,” Wallace told Goldberg. “I’m not shocked because we see the stuff that goes on in the world. But it’s just unfortunate that it happened to me and my crew and I had to witness it.”
When asked by Sunny Hostin what he says to people who claim this was a hoax, Wallace said, “Simple-minded people are entitled to their own opinion, whatever to help them sleep at night.”
Well, anyone looking at the pics provided could already conclude it looks like a garage door rope, not a noose. Especially since those areas have tight security and other garages have ropes.
The FBI concluded after reviewing prior 2019 video of that specific garage bay, at that specific speedway; and after reviewing a picture released yesterday showing the investigators on the scene; it is clear the “rope noose” in question was nothing more than a manual garage door pull-down with a hand loop tied into it.
U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. said its investigation determined “although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week,” Associated Press reports.
Why the agents continued to refer to the rope as a “noose,” after determining there is no hate crime and no way anyone could have known Wallace would use that stall, is unknown.
“NASCAR said in a statement that ‘the FBI report concludes, and photographic evidence confirms, that the garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose had been positioned there since as early as last fall,” the AP reports. “This was obviously well before the 43 team’s arrival and garage assignment.”
Americans sounded off on social media about Bubba Wallace and this latest fake hate crime.
Wallace was caught throwing water into one crew member’s face as this tweet by Nate Woodward shows: “For all the people who support #FakeNoose @BubbaWallace Smollett who is ‘offended anyone would try to disprove the incident’ as he said on The View. Let’s remember he’s also a f*cking a**hole in addition to being a fraud.”
For all the people who support #FakeNoose @BubbaWallace Smollett who is "offended anyone would try to disprove the incident" as he said on the view. Let's remember hes also a fucking asshole in addition to being a fraud. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/gGtVQS9Ueh
— Nate Woodard (@storm_chaser82) June 24, 2020
“So Bubba Wallace wins annoying wanna-be victim of the year. Literally attempted to whip up a race war by claiming a noose was hung in his garage… and it turned out it was just the garage door opener. Jussie Smollett was vile and this is just PATHETIC lol,” tweeted Christian Walker.
So Bubba Wallace wins annoying wanna-be victim of the year. Literally attempted to whip up a race war by claiming a noose was hung in his garage… and it turned out it was just the garage door opener. Jussie Smollett was vile and this is just PATHETIC lol
— Christian Walker (@ChristianWalk1r) June 23, 2020
“Who would’ve ever thought that @BubbaWallace would concoct a race hoax????? Dang this came outta nowhere,” tweeted Twitter user “Leonidas.”
— Leonidas I 🇺🇸 (@LeonidasI14) June 24, 2020
“Is NASCAR going to do a slow lap around the track for all the people they slandered and called racist over this hoax?” tweeted “Catturd.”
Is NASCAR going to do a slow lap around the track for all the people they slandered and called racist over this hoax?
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) June 24, 2020
“When Bubba Wallace leaned into the fake noose story before the investigation was over and went on a media tour on The View, etc. he became Jussie Smollett part 2… It’s hard for me… and many others… to believe that this wasn’t done simply to self-promote,” tweeted Tim Young.
When Bubba Wallace leaned in to the fake noose story before the investigation was over and went on a media tour on The View, etc. he became Jussie Smollett part 2…
It's hard for me… and many others… to believe that this wasn't done simply to self-promote.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 23, 2020
It sure is suspect that on Friday Bubba Wallace is promoting how he canceled the Confederate flag and how he is in danger, and then by Sunday the FBI is called over this suspected hate crime.
Was he attempting to self-promote? You can easily draw that conclusion. His girlfriend, Amanda Carter, also got a ton of attention by posting pics on Instagram. She even got the Daily Mail to publish an article about how hard it has been for the biracial couple.
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I am so proud of you. I am so proud of you for standing up for what is right and continuing to do so without fear of the outcome. For continuing to stand faced with uncertainty and fear all with a smile on your face. I am so proud of you for using your platform. I wish the people saying hurtful comments knew you. I wish everyone knew you. I hope people continue to stand with you because you’re standing for so many others… so many little boys and girls who dream of going fast but haven’t seen someone who looks like them, for all the new and old fans who felt uncomfortable coming to a race and for everyone who has experienced racism. I am so thankful that this was not a purposeful act, I am so thankful you are safe. For those who have stood with Bubba, keep standing. #istandwithbubba and #istillstandwithbubba
“I am so proud of you for standing up for what is right and continuing to do so without fear of the outcome,” Amanda Carter wrote. “For continuing to stand faced with uncertainty and fear all with a smile on your face. I am so proud of you for using your platform. I wish the people saying hurtful comments knew you.”
Ms. Carter ends with the hashtag “I stand with Bubba.” We certainly are not impressed. It’s time for these hate hoaxers to be called out and get jail time. This is the last thing this country needs right now.