‘BAD WHITE PEOPLE!!!’ Team forced to cancel ‘Caucasian Heritage Night’

A minor league baseball team cancelled its scheduled “Caucasian Heritage Night” and its communications director resigned after facing fierce backlash for the event in light of the Charleston black church massacre.

Utah’s Orem Owlz, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, intended the Aug. 10 event to be a to be a tongue-in-cheek opportunity “to have fun and make fun of everyday normalcies,” the team said in a statement released on mlb.com.

“Our night was to include wonder bread on burgers with mayonnaise, clips from shows like ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ and trying to solve the vertical leaping challenge. We understand, in light of recent tragic events, that our intentions have been misconstrued,” the statement said. “For that, we sincerely apologize.”

The announcement followed a huge backlash on social media.

Director of communications Joey Zanaboni released a statement on Twitter announcing his resignation.

Zanaboni said he was hired on June 6 and only found out about the event recently and expressed concerns to the front office.

“‘Caucasian Heritage Night’ was a promotion that was conceived and put on the schedule prior to my time with the club, and I was unaware of it before I arrived in Orem,” he wrote.

He said his concerns were not taken seriously by the team.

“I am deeply disturbed by this situation. It has been very taxing on me emotionally. My dream has been to call baseball as part of an MLB franchise, and I am grateful that I was part of the Angels organization – even if my time in the system was extremely limited,” he said.

The Twitterverse responded to the news Saturday.


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