Milwaukee Bucks guard Chris Douglas-Roberts is upset, because he feels he should have the freedom to express his views, regardless as to whether those views clash with the opinion of the majority of Americans. OK Chris, you’re right. You should have the freedom to express yourself. But the response to your opinion is also protected by the same freedom you’re asking for.
When the news broke on Sunday that Osama bin Laden had been killed, the celebrations began all over the United States.
CDR expressed his views via Twitter.
“It took 919,967 deaths to kill that one guy. It cost us (United States) roughly $1,888,263,000,000 to kill that..guy,” he wrote.
It’s no surprise that American’s were upset about those comments and have since told Douglas-Roberts to get out of America. Douglas-Roberts said he’s against more INNOCENT people dying every day.
In another Tweet, Douglas Roberts asked, “what ever happened to our freedom of speech? That’s the problem. We don’t want to hear any thing that isn’t our perspective.”
Douglas-Roberts did tell the New York Daily News that bin Laden deserved his fate, but he said the celebration Sunday night reminded him of the celebration in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
“We just looked like the Afghan people, a decade later,” Douglas-Roberts said.
Douglas-Roberts won’t likely be returning to Milwaukee for next season. He is entitled to his views, but after what this country has gone through, it’s no wonder why people are reacting to Douglas-Roberts views with anger.
Douglas-Roberts is entitled to his free speech, but those that responded with anger are also entitled. Some things are best left alone. If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
Douglas-Roberts won’t likely be returning to Milwaukee next season