Harrison Butker’s speech ripped by ex-Chiefs teammate’s spouse

Outrage has continued to develop within the wake of Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker’s controversial graduation deal with on Saturday at Benedictine School, the place he slammed President Joe Biden, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a litany of different political, non secular, and cultural points.

Amongst these taking umbrage with Butker’s feedback contains ex-Chiefs offensive lineman Max Schwartz’s spouse, Brooke.

In a sequence of posts on her Instagram story, she known as Butker “anti-LGBTQ” and stated that he was antisemitic.

Harrison Butker spoke at Benedictine School’s graduation. BenedictineCollege
One of many posts criticizing Harrison Butker. Brooke.Lynn.19/Instagram

She additionally criticized his feedback about girls and when Butker stated throughout his speech that his spouse, Isabelle, embraced “one of the vital necessary titles of all, homemaker.“

“That is what we’re telling younger girls graduating school?” Schwartz wrote on her Instagram Story. “That a very powerful factor they’ll develop into is a homemaker??? What within the ‘Handsmaids Story’ is that this crap.” 

Schwartz indicated within the put up that she knew that her feedback had been going to “sound controversial” and hinted that she had remained silent on different earlier feedback that she didn’t agree with. 

“I’ve stayed quiet a couple of lottttt of issues however that is completely so gross and Backwards to me,” she wrote. 

Butker additionally stated in the course of the roughly 20-minute speech on the Catholic school that ladies had “probably the most diabolical lies advised” to them earlier than suggesting that they had been doubtless extra enthusiastic about getting married and having youngsters than about their careers. 

Harrison Butker has been criticized by some for his speech. Getty Pictures

“A few of chances are you’ll go on to steer profitable careers on the earth, however I’d enterprise to guess that almost all of you might be most enthusiastic about your marriage and the youngsters you’ll deliver into this world. I can let you know that my lovely spouse Isabelle could be the primary to say that her life actually began when she began dwelling her vocation as a spouse and as a mom,” he stated.

Schwartz, on her Instagram, returned to the subject in a later put up when she questioned how anybody might say that to “younger girls on their school commencement day, after years of exhausting work.” 

“I worth and respect no matter a lady chooses for her life,” she wrote. “However it’s NEVER, EVER a person’s place to inform girls what their roles are. 

Brooke and Max Schwartz in Chiefs gear. Brooke.Lynn.19/Instagram
Butker was criticized for his use of Taylor Swift. Brooke.Lynn.19/Instagram

She additionally critiqued Butker’s use of Taylor Swift lyrics in his “propaganda piece” due to the singer’s staunchly completely different political beliefs from the Chiefs’ kicker. 

The NFL has additionally distanced itself from Butker’s remarks with senior vp and chief variety and inclusion officer Jonathan Beane issuing an announcement to Individuals that stated the league didn’t have the identical views because the kicker. 

“Harrison Butker gave a speech in his private capability,” he wrote. “His views will not be these of the NFL as a corporation. The NFL is steadfast in our dedication to inclusion, which solely makes our league stronger.”

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