Beats by Dre Announces Bubba Wallace Endorsement — ‘Hate Cannot Win’

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Bubba Wallace has recently come under fire from President Trump, who called the noose found in Wallace’s garage a ‘hoax.’

The incident was investigated by a team of FBI agents, who concluded that the noose had been there since October of last year. NASCAR officials sought the FBI investigation after the discovery of the noose in Wallace’s garage. After the FBI’s findings, President Trump tweeted that Wallace should apologize for the ‘hoax’ and rush to judgment against NASCAR.

Trump’s tweet reads: “Has Bubba Wallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused the lowest ratings EVER!”

After that tweet, Apple-owned Beats by Dre announced a new endorsement for Bubba Wallace.

“We weren’t going to announce this until later this week, but hate cannot win the day,” Beats by Dre said. “No one should ever be asked to apologize for standing up for what’s right – we are proud to welcome Bubba Wallace to the Beats by Dr. Dre family,” the tweet continues.

Beats was founded by Dr. Dre, one of the first black men to break into the tech space. In 2014, Apple reached a deal to acquire the brand in a $3 billion deal that made Dre a near-billionaire overnight.

“Your words and actions will always be held to a higher standard than others,” the 26-year-old NASCAR driver said on Twitter. “You have to be prepared for that. You don’t learn these things in school, you learn them from trials and tribulations, the ups and downs this crazy world provides, and you will always have people testing you,” Wallace added, “seeing if they can knock you off your pedestal.”

“Always deal with the hate being thrown at you with LOVE! Love over hate every day. Love should come naturally as people are TAUGHT to hate. Even when it’s HATE from the POTUS – love wins,” Wallace told his followers on Twitter.

NASCAR President Steve Phelps defended how his organization handled the situation with Bubba Wallace.

“Anyone who would suggest this was a hoax, I find personally offensive,” he told ESPN’s Marty Smith. “I don’t know how people think that way.” With Bubba Wallace joining the Beats by Dre team, the lineup becomes even more diverse. It will be interesting to see if a Beats by Dre ad appears somewhere on Wallace’s stock car this year.

19 Responses

  1. Angelito

    The noose was a hoax, and Bubba is a creep. NASCAR should have thrown him out. Instead, the bowed to the mob and have alienated 90% of its followers.

    • Bill

      The moment I saw this story pop up on DMN, I knew the racists, fear mongers and narcissist psychopaths would be out quickly with hype and false information.

      Point proven.

      • Angelito

        You are right. Bubba is the racist. Good call.

        • Bill

          Wow, that was a really bad attempt at a deflection…even from you.

  2. restless94110

    Memo to Beats and Bubba: Hate didn’t win. Hoax didn’t win. The only thing that won was Bubba won a lot of money for free.

  3. MLC

    It is unfair to call people racists just because they look a certain way or live in a certain region or like a certain sport. This was a rush to judgment. That was what Trump was pointing out.

    • Bill

      No it isn’t. If someone sees a noose hanging in the only black man’s stall, there are racial overtones both direct and indirect – joke or no joke. It’s in poor taste and racist.

      • MLC

        It was there since October. There’s zero evidence it was racist. Like I said just accusing people of racism is bad and damaging.

        • Bill

          What?!?! Since when is a noose anything other than a sign of racism? Do you believe it to be a coincidence that it was hung in the stall of the only black driver? Seriously. How does what you’re suggesting make any sense?

          As for calling racist on Angelito and restlesss, take a look through this site and see their other comments. There’s a small, but noticeable pattern (sarcasm alert).

          • MLC

            Calling anyone racist is a very serious and damaging accusation especially if it is untrue. It could have been a simple rope utility for pulling a heavy garage door, so how do you know? But it was there in October, which means 100% we know it was not directed at Bubba.

      • Angelito

        You are the racist creep. Everyone knows the rope (not noose) was there months before Buuba started inciting a race war, and you ignore that fact. I truly hate you and your type for doing everything they can to incite race riots. I hope someday to be able to properly repay you for your hatred of America and white people.

        • Bill

          Hatred of America and white people? Hardly. You are the one posting to cause civil discord and unrest. You’re a fool. Karma will get you for your terrible comments posted on this site well before you’ll ever carry out your threat against me. I take pleasure in knowing that you will die one day and the world will be rid of your ugliness.

  4. Bill

    MLC, really? You’ve said the same thing multiple times. We don’t “know” it was not directed at Bubba. Let’s say it wasn’t, though. What was it doing there? What does a noose represent, in general?

    And, yes, they are racists. It is true.

    • Al Jolson

      It was there for months, you damn liar puke. Bubba was looking for a race fight. NASCAR should have thrown him out for his lying and hateful accusation.

      • Bill

        No matter what name you comment under, you’re still not addressing the facts that it was a noose in a black man’s stall. That fact seems to be ignored by your many screen names.

  5. Al Jolson

    Black Lives Marxists is a criminal organization whose goal is to kill white people and destroy America. Joe Biden will help them do that.

    • Bill

      White vs black. That’s your thing. You’re a disaster and a racist.

  6. Kris

    It’s so consistent how the same idiots come on this site only to comment stupidly by quickly posting and running. When a story drops below the fold, they move on to stir things up elsewhere. What a bunch of pussies. No real discussion