Jay Feely Says Prom Photo With Gun Was A Joke

Ex-NFL kicker Jay Feely posted an old "dad joke" online.  He posed for a prom photo with his daughter and her date.  He's holding a gun.

When  you look at the photo below, you can see EVERYONE is in on the joke (again, it's a classic joke) - from the look on the faces of his daughter and her date and his face (it's actually pretty funny).  The photographer ALSO had to be in on the joke -  I can imagine everyone looking at it afterwards and having a good laugh.

Then Feely posted it online.  And the Twitter mob descended.  And he's been forced to explain himself.

"The prom picture I posted was obviously intended to be a joke. My Daughter (sic) has dated her boyfriend for over a year and they knew I was joking," he tweeted.  "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."

This morning on the radio show, we also discussed the Twitter mob descending on Shania Twain for NOT being anti-Trump enough (she's apologized) AND on Kanye West for tweeting support for a black conservative (he has NOT apologized -  you wouldn't expect him to do that).

In fact, I wonder why more people on social media can't be "more like Kanye."  (I guarantee that may be the ONLY time that I use that phrase.)

You only empower the Twitter mob when you empower them by bowing and scraping.  But, of course, many people on social media have stuff to sell -  so it's a non-stop apology-fest in America.

But I TRULY wonder -  are sales REALLY that impacted by the social media mob?  Of course, I'm a conservative talk show host who does just fine -  so maybe that's just MY perspective.  But has ANYONE quantified that these angry mobs impact sales?  Maybe...temporarily?  But I CAN'T believe that anyone is hurt long-term.

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