Quoted from chad:
As well as Something that is posted online say 15 years ago and that persons views changed to a better , but still gets lambasted over it....and loses job or endorsements.
Before cuing the Robert Downey from Tropic Thunder, or Dave Chappelle in whiteface as the news anchor gifs, I'd like to relay a story from my undergrad days.
Two kids down the hall in my dorm, who were randomly paired by the university to be roommates, were almost text-book polar opposites. One kid was from a wealthy suburb of NYC, had a new (then) BMW M3, both parents were well-to-do doctors. Stereotypical "preppy". The whole nine. Mike was going to school to be a doctor himself.
The other kid, was from what most would consider humble roots. Came from a poor family, played baseball but wasn't "good enough" to get a scholarship for it, his dad worked in some crummy factory 7 days a week to make ends meet. Paul was a good student though, and a hard worker, and worked full time during the 4 years I knew him.
Anyways, the two formed an unlikely duo, and were pretty tight. Tight enough that they chose to remain roommates all four years, and met each other's families and what not. Well sophomore year, they decided to go as the other for Halloween. Mike rocked Paul's baggy Carhart jeans, his old redwing boots, and his flannel shirt. Paul dressed up in Mike's Gucci dinner jacket, his designer jeans, and Italian loafers.
If you haven't guessed by now, Mike was black, and Paul was white, and they helped each other with their respective "face-makeup". Everybody that saw them thought it was hilarious, and nobody was offended by it. Many pictures were taken, and the administration didn't get involved. I can't imagine what the reaction by the administration would be in today's world. And this was only 20 years ago.
I'm not going any further than that, I just wish we could all get along, and stop being offended at everything. It makes life so much more fun and interesting.