Listen: Beer money sign man sorry for old racist tweets
"It was a guy that held up a sign Elon college game day at Iowa asking for beer money. he put his Venlo account all right of it right pretty smart good and it turned into a money making bananas and over a million dollars to which the guy's name is Carson came yeah he decided that you know he he's not keeping the money he was going to donate the money but in all of this you know the sign said bush lite supply low send money right so bush bush beer got dragged into the plus god you know dragged into it not only drive but the but they offered to donate a ton of cash as well I am embarrassed and stunned to reflect on what I thought was funny when I was a sixteen year old kid and I want to sincerely apologize an apology from Carson king the twenty four year old called a press conference Tuesday night after were racially insensitive social media post he made eight years ago recently surfaced I was brought to my attention by reporter for the des Moines register and once you pointed out and I went back and looked at it I was. hello I was really upset with myself okay so guy holds up funny sign in college team game day people donate money I don't know why you would donate money with people dead a lot of million Bucks and he's like OK woman by myself a case of beer and then I want to donate a lot of the money to the children's hospital which is right by the field reporter at the des Moines register starts doing a profile piece who is this learn more about our person came the guy who will that the site yes research doing this profile piece on Kerr said answered digging into his past and goes back to two weeks no person right now twenty four years old. the reporter went back on his Twitter feed and solve some tweets he had sent when Carson was sixteen eight years ago these were tweets that were written when he was a high school the register described them as racist jokes one comparing black mothers to guerrillas another making light of black people being killed in the Holocaust. now Carson said that. he didn't even remember writing the tweets but he believes that the jokes were made when friends were watching comedy central's Tosh point now yeah. and I after was pointed out to him he was really upset at what he did he was embarrassed by it. we called this news conference yesterday to get out ahead of the profile that was going to be released later that evening Marty issue is based this is like a no good deed goes unpunished. what is the relevance of an eight year old tweet. to a guy who's donating a million dollars to charity because his little sign made on TV just how did we get to bat in are we going to hold everybody to the standard of the stupid thing that ever said or did do do you see what I'm saying I do like the guy is not running for president or governor of I what you know what I'm saying he's not even benefiting. of beer he got a case of beer either from the van mode donations now if he was going to hold on to the cash I'm shocked at all and you want to know the integrity of the person that you just donated money to or anybody getting yourself up that may be considering donating money to if he was personally benefiting beyond a case of beer then I could see the argument for hate just you know who you're donating to any up technically you are donating to him and he's choosing where that money goes but I think this whole cancel culture what we have in this country is becoming just too much well yeah I guess but let's look at this on balance. young man twenty twenty four. raises. entices people to give a million dollars gives it to charity other companies join in match this at any other were all going to do it congradulations and the response by a reporter at the des Moines register is Hey look what he tweeted eight years ago well like I just don't know how you got from one to the other yeah I in defense of the reporter the reporter was going back and just trying to build a profile it didn't appear as though this started off as a smear campaign against Carson I don't I I'm not I would not alleged and there are always conversations that take place in news rooms as to what is relevant what is still relevant to a story if for some reason the editorial decision with in the morning register was that it was part of the public good for people to know these"