Berliner Boersenzeitung - Chiefs kicker Butker slammed for 'sexist, homophobic' speech

EUR -
AED 3.969841
AFN 76.74009
ALL 100.140792
AMD 418.914145
ANG 1.948033
AOA 919.256069
ARS 962.214396
AUD 1.637001
AWG 1.945523
AZN 1.842276
BAM 1.949229
BBD 2.182442
BDT 126.782583
BGN 1.953965
BHD 0.407376
BIF 3107.432787
BMD 1.080846
BND 1.458483
BOB 7.468821
BRL 5.575474
BSD 1.080856
BTN 89.954739
BWP 14.665559
BYN 3.537275
BYR 21184.585263
BZD 2.178755
CAD 1.484558
CDF 3037.177937
CHF 0.988325
CLF 0.03562
CLP 982.878354
CNY 7.827499
CNH 7.845381
COP 4179.091782
CRC 554.231542
CUC 1.080846
CUP 28.642424
CVE 110.408703
CZK 24.73203
DJF 192.087362
DKK 7.461508
DOP 63.499885
DZD 145.581711
EGP 50.958219
ERN 16.212693
ETB 61.743286
FJD 2.442576
FKP 0.860461
GBP 0.851523
GEL 2.9561
GGP 0.860461
GHS 15.726616
GIP 0.860461
GMD 73.227632
GNF 9296.358526
GTQ 8.398686
GYD 226.257228
HKD 8.440598
HNL 26.76141
HRK 7.544259
HTG 143.755363
HUF 386.893263
IDR 17384.438155
ILS 3.970867
IMP 0.860461
INR 90.038541
IQD 1415.908505
IRR 45463.097855
ISK 150.302322
JEP 0.860461
JMD 168.771029
JOD 0.766213
JPY 169.558282
KES 142.671283
KGS 95.108951
KHR 4406.609964
KMF 491.623188
KPW 972.761241
KRW 1477.711549
KWD 0.331776
KYD 0.900763
KZT 478.86562
LAK 23103.087157
LBP 96789.776439
LKR 324.376443
LRD 209.224795
LSL 19.768244
LTL 3.191457
LVL 0.653793
LYD 5.225901
MAD 10.717941
MDL 19.109577
MGA 4803.279886
MKD 61.319207
MMK 2269.847754
MNT 3728.9191
MOP 8.692396
MRU 42.941721
MUR 49.834839
MVR 16.699388
MWK 1872.566902
MXN 18.102736
MYR 5.084843
MZN 68.622276
NAD 19.769077
NGN 1560.741435
NIO 39.72087
NOK 11.547198
NPR 143.927782
NZD 1.772858
OMR 0.415913
PAB 1.080856
PEN 4.046148
PGK 4.152069
PHP 62.992255
PKR 301.069399
PLN 4.264011
PYG 8128.596391
QAR 3.935632
RON 4.973728
RSD 117.131153
RUB 97.494703
RWF 1400.776658
SAR 4.053804
SBD 9.187442
SCR 14.818554
SDG 649.588409
SEK 11.621583
SGD 1.461423
SHP 1.365595
SLE 24.69442
SLL 22664.805132
SOS 617.163047
SRD 34.885936
STD 22371.333849
SVC 9.458114
SYP 2715.658313
SZL 19.768732
THB 39.625437
TJS 11.641055
TMT 3.782962
TND 3.375442
TOP 2.556579
TRY 34.794273
TTD 7.335271
TWD 34.868634
TZS 2810.325452
UAH 43.177737
UGX 4134.063
USD 1.080846
UYU 41.400428
UZS 13769.980211
VEF 3915422.093667
VES 39.451688
VND 27522.667303
VUV 128.32021
WST 3.029712
XAF 653.753029
XAG 0.035907
XAU 0.000463
XCD 2.921041
XDR 0.816547
XOF 652.291962
XPF 119.331742
YER 270.643258
ZAR 19.984651
ZMK 9728.912301
ZMW 28.616526
ZWL 348.032031
  • RBGPF

    1.3300

    57.61

    +2.31%

  • CMSC

    -0.3230

    24.177

    -1.34%

  • RYCEF

    0.1600

    5.58

    +2.87%

  • SCS

    -0.2100

    13

    -1.62%

  • BCC

    -1.7800

    135.07

    -1.32%

  • GSK

    -0.7200

    45.06

    -1.6%

  • RELX

    -0.2480

    44.112

    -0.56%

  • BTI

    -0.5850

    30.775

    -1.9%

  • RIO

    -0.9350

    71.285

    -1.31%

  • NGG

    -9.4200

    62.57

    -15.06%

  • CMSD

    -0.2750

    23.985

    -1.15%

  • BCE

    -0.4800

    33.67

    -1.43%

  • JRI

    -0.1350

    11.375

    -1.19%

  • VOD

    -0.1900

    9.33

    -2.04%

  • BP

    -0.1750

    36.385

    -0.48%

  • AZN

    -0.2250

    78.575

    -0.29%

Chiefs kicker Butker slammed for 'sexist, homophobic' speech
Chiefs kicker Butker slammed for 'sexist, homophobic' speech / Photo: JAMIE SQUIRE - GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP

Chiefs kicker Butker slammed for 'sexist, homophobic' speech

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker faced a growing backlash on Wednesday after giving a speech in which he lashed out at LGBTQ Pride month and took aim at working women.

Text size:

The 28-year-old three-time Super Bowl champion has triggered a storm of controversy over his comments made in a commencement speech last weekend at Benedictine College, a private Catholic college outside of Kansas City.

In a wide-ranging address, Butker took aim at "dangerous gender ideologies" in a reference to Pride month and appeared to tell women in the audience that their most fulfilling career would be that of "homemaker."

He also attacked President Joe Biden's stance on abortion, accusing the US leader of being "vocal in his support for the murder of innocent babies."

But it was his remarks against the LGBTQ community and working women that drew most criticism.

"For the ladies present today, congratulations on an amazing accomplishment," Butker told his audience. "I want to speak directly to you briefly because I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolical lies told to you.

"Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world, but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world."

Butker then told the audience that his wife Isabelle's life "truly started when she started living her vocation as a wife and as a mother" adding that she had embraced "one of the most important titles of all: homemaker."

Ironically, Butker's address also referenced team-mate Travis Kelce's romance with singer Taylor Swift -- the global pop superstar who is widely seen as an icon of female empowerment.

"As my teammate's girlfriend says, 'familiarity breeds contempt,'" Butker said, referencing Swift's 2022 song "Bejeweled".

Elsewhere, Butker railed against "things like abortion, IVF, surrogacy, euthanasia, as well as a growing support for degenerative cultural values in media" stating they they stemmed "from the pervasiveness of disorder.

Butker alluded to "deadly sins" in a reference to LGBTQ Pride month, which has been celebrated every year in the United States since 1969.

"Not the deadly sins sort of Pride that has an entire month dedicated to it," Butker said. "But the true God-centered pride that is cooperating with the holy ghost to glorify him."

Butker's remarks have triggered an avalanche of criticism by commentators and social media.

More than 21,000 people have signed an online petition calling for Butker to be sacked by the Chiefs. The Change.org petition condemned Butker's comments as "sexist, homophobic, anti-trans, anti-abortion and racist."

"These comments reinforce harmful stereotypes that threaten social progress," the petition argued. "It is unacceptable for such a public figure to use their platform to foster harm rather than unity."

Justice Horn, a former Kansas City commissioner meanwhile said on X, that Butker "doesn't represent Kansas City nor has he ever."

Outsports, the sports news website which focuses on LGBTQ issues, meanwhile referenced Butker's mention of singer Swift.

"One of the worst parts of this NFL player's awful speech is that he quoted a Taylor Swift song before telling women they should be homemakers and serve their man's career," the website wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

(T.Renner--BBZ)