Mom Who Ripped Cam Newton For Dancing Has Backed Off After He Replied
Our story so far: A Nashville mom who took her nine-year-old daughter to the Panthers-Titans game this past Sunday was not amused in the least when Cam Newton scored a TD and began dancing in the end zone. She admonished him in an open letter to the Charlotte Observer, charging him with failure to be a role model and inciting the crowd to use bad words, both misdemeanors in the Bible Belt. Ecerpt:
"We saw the arrogant struts and the ‘in your face’ taunting of both the Titans’ players and fans. We saw it all."
The letter went viral, with Cam supporters and "act like you've been there before advocates" battling like Starks and Lannisters. Then Newton replied to the mom:
Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. You can't fault her for that. It is what it is. If she feels offended, I'll apologize to her, but at the end of the day, I am who I am. I'm not doing it to be disrespectful to nobody, more so just doing it just to shine light and get people a smile and having fun doing what I do.
Now the mom, Rosemary Plorin, is calling a truce. In an email to the Observer:
I really appreciate his comments and his respect for my thoughts, and I was impressed with the sensitivity and graciousness with which he spoke. I am sorry I didn’t understand him better until this week. It is clear from his remarks that he recognizes his leadership role, both on and off the field, and that he truly cares about the kids watching him. I respect his comments just as much as he did mine, and I wish him nothing but continued success on the field and in life.
By the way, Plorin SHOULD stop complaining about dancing and start protesting the Washington NFL team's nickname. The Huffington Post is referring to the team as "the Washington Football Club" in all cases, which is a step in the right direction.
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