America truly has lost its sense of humor, as seen when former NFL kicker Jay Feely tweeted a photo of himself over the weekend standing between his daughter and her prom date, holding — egad! — a firearm.
Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich appeared Sunday on “Fox & Friends” to point out the obvious, that the photo “is the oldest dad joke in the entire world.”
“I think people are reacting to this in a way that’s overly sensitive and they just need to relax,” Pavlich said.
“It’s a joke. He’s not using the gun inappropriately,” she added. “His finger is out of the trigger well. It’s a joke that Dads have been making for centuries, ‘I’m gonna give my shotgun if you touch my daughter.'”
Feely, now a CBS football analyst, was having a little fun at a time when the country is hypersensitive about gun ownership.
It’s abundantly clear the daughter and her date — and longtime boyfriend — are in on the joke.
“Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom,” Feely tweeted, adding the hashtag #BadBoys.
— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) April 22, 2018
Liberal America responded by getting their collective panties in a wad over what was intended as a joke, as Feely would later explain in a separate tweet, noting that the gun was not loaded and there was no clip in it.
The former NFL kicker tweeted: “The prom picture I posted was obviously intended to be a joke. My Daughter has dated her boyfriend for over a year and they knew I was joking. I take gun safety seriously (the gun was not loaded and had no clip in) and I did not intend to be insensitive to that important issue.”
The prom picture I posted was obviously intended to be a joke. My Daughter has dated her boyfriend for over a year and they knew I was joking.
I take gun safety seriously (the gun was not loaded and had no clip in) and I did not intend to be insensitive to that important issue
— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) April 22, 2018
The overreaction to the photo is an indication of how successful the left has been in demonizing guns in the face of a growing number of mass shootings, as opposed to holding the gunmen responsible for their actions.
Here’s a sample of reactions from both sides of the issue from Twitter:
I mean, we get the reference, but this was terribly out of touch with gun safety. And out of touch with not making that picture and night about you.
— Siege (@ourdailyquest) April 22, 2018
Area man makes joke men have made since the invention of mass production of firearms, upsets childless weirdos by the thousand from their shut-in hidey-holes https://t.co/VVwZwX7gIb
— (((≠))) (@ThomasHCrown) April 23, 2018
When you’re trying too hard to be a cool dad and come across looking like a complete DOUCHEBAG.👇 https://t.co/3ANlik3052
— Ryan Knight ☭ (@ProudSocialist) April 23, 2018
It is not funny. It is violent, misogynist, misandrous & patriarchal. There is nothing funny about anything this photo portrays.
— Krow Fischer (@HereOnEarthCA) April 22, 2018
This is why I hate this time of year. Don’t pull no gun on my son or me and my husband will be knocking on your door. https://t.co/RQWXItGPO1
— Boo Lee (@tallialee) April 23, 2018
All you PC types, get lost!
This is hilarious! Everyone but idiots knows this is a joke. https://t.co/r7Fppg1j2r
— Jordy Salyer (Not My President) (@PlainOlJordy) April 23, 2018
This picture caused an uproar….
Our society has become so stiff & is offended by everything. A little sense of humor goes a long way.@jayfeely I’m offended you had to explain this picture because people were offended 🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/IOAGvLRfIs
— Kevin Lucas (@KLucasSC) April 23, 2018
As for Feely’s apology/explanation, noted gun grabber Shannon Watts applauded the gesture. Watts is with Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun control organization backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
“Guns are not toys or props,” she tweeted. “Especially in a nation suffering from a gun homicide, suicide and negligent shooting crisis. Kudos for apologizing.”
Guns are not toys or props. Especially in a nation suffering from a gun homicide, suicide and negligent shooting crisis. Kudos for apologizing. https://t.co/Mml3DSbYhC
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 22, 2018
But, as more than one person stressed, Feely has nothing to apologize for.
You have nothing at all to apologize for. https://t.co/tCpWo9O2tk
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 22, 2018
Jay, no need to cow tower to the #Snowflake crow! As a father of two daughters, I make it clear to their dates/husband as well, disrespect my daughter, hurt my daughter or don’t protect my daughter…. there will be no safe space for you to hide in! 😂 https://t.co/VVYtr6fPJX
— ❌Jeff🇺🇸#MAGAveteran🇺🇸#CodeOfVets🇺🇸❌ (@Chaos2Raptor) April 23, 2018
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