Posted on | November 16, 2012 | 11 Comments
WNBA star Jennifer Lacy, who was the victim of a frightening attack by her former teammate and ex-girlfriend Chamique Holdsclaw, today issued a statement via Twitter:
A Statement from Jennifer Lacy:”I want to thank my family, friends, fans and Shock family for their concern during this difficult time.
— Jennifer Lacy (@jlacy21) November 16, 2012
A Statement from Jennifer Lacy:”I have never felt more love from my fans in supporting me.”
— Jennifer Lacy (@jlacy21) November 16, 2012
Last night when I blogged about Holdsclaw’s violent outburst, some readers wondered what the point was, so I explained:
What we are supposed to believe, according to political correctness, is that all problems experienced by homosexuals can be attributed to the hateful bigotry of homophobes. In much the same way, all problems experienced by black people are the result of racism, and all the problems of women are blamed on the oppressive sexist patriarchy. So when we encounter a black lesbian terrorizing her black lesbian ex-girlfriend, this is somewhat difficult for the politically correct to explain. However, if you dare to point out the seeming contradiction — the victims victimizing their fellow victims, without any prompting from straight white male oppressors — the politically correct will say that the mere fact that you noticed this makes you a sexist, racist homophobe.
Heads, they win the argument. Tails, you lose.
Never argue with a liberal. You’re only wasting your breath.
Here you have two eminently successful black lesbians in a tragic situation and — gosh darn it! — there’s no way a patriarchal white male racist homophobe can be blamed. This contradicts the Left’s politically correct victimhood narrative, which tells us that there must be a right-wing bogeyman to blame for everything. Meanwhile, Holdsclaw has been released on $100,000 bond:
judge in Atlanta on Friday set bond at $100,000 for ex-WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw, who was in jail on assault and weapons charges.
She is accused of firing a shot into a car belonging to 29-year-old Jennifer Lacy, who plays for the Tulsa Shock. Police say the 35-year-old Holdsclaw also used a bat to smash the car’s windows. Holdsclaw had been in custody at the Fulton County Jail.
No one was injured in the assault. Lacy told police that Holdsclaw was an ex-girlfriend and they were Atlanta Dream teammates in 2009. Holdsclaw was ordered to wear a monitoring device and have no contact with Lacy.
Just a few months ago, Holdsclaw was set to co-produce a lesbian-themed TV show, part of the “Gee, How Refreshingly Normal and Wholesome Gay People Are” cultural narrative — which we aren’t supposed to describe as part of a deliberate propaganda “agenda” — and this unfortunate incident has probably messed that up, too. In fact, her bizarre attack on Lacy messed up the whole narrative of Holdsclaw as a Heroic Survivor, as ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel writes:
Last weekend, [Holdsclaw] attended a conference in Orlando, Fla., for Active Minds, Inc., an organization that seeks to educate and encourage college students, in particular, about confronting mental health issues. Holdsclaw spoke on a panel there on Nov. 10, discussing athletes and mental health, and she tweeted about her experiences at the conference. The next day back home in Atlanta, Holdsclaw attended the Tennessee women’s basketball game at Georgia Tech. She cheered on her alma mater and posed for pictures, including with former Lady Vol teammate and current assistant coach Kyra Elzy.
Just two days later, according to Atlanta police, Holdsclaw attacked Lacy, who described herself as a former girlfriend. Many followers of the WNBA had been aware of the relationship.
Oh, really? Who were these “followers” who had been “aware of the relationship” that nobody in the press corps actually ever wrote about? Prior to the attack by her ex-girlfriend Holdsclaw, it wasn’t exactly public knowledge that Lacy and Holdsclaw had been lovers, was it?
That lesbianism is overwhelmingly common in the WNBA — well, I suppose “many followers” are “aware” of that, too. Rather than advertise this fact, however, the league’s marketing strategists keep it on the down-low in an effort to attract a “mainstream” fan base.
I mean, how many suburban parents are going to let their daughters go on a field trip to see the Professional Lesbian Role Models League?
Someone might call attention to the shoddy hypocrisy of this charade, were it not for the fact that (a) it could be construed as “homophobic” to call attention to the nearly ubiquitous lesbianism of WNBA players, and (b) only Republicans can ever be accused of hypocrisy.