Originally Posted by Diegonightmare
There isn't much question that the White Boy Society is very shady and probably racist; the point is that MATT HUGHES is not. And the statements from both Hughes and this "Society" - which are consistent with each other - validate that Hughes has no connection to this organization whatsoever.
I'm going to split hairs a bit with your diction: I have no doubt that the White Boy Society is indeed racist...anyone who spends 4 minutes or longer on their website can tell you that.
But as for Matt Hughes, I'd say "There is no tangible proof Matt is racist" is a more accurate statement than the definitive MATT HUGHES is not.
I'm still waiting for a statement directly from Matt on this before I'm willing to give him 100% of the benefit of the doubt.
Matt can type, he's blogged about any number of things, he could very easily pop something off personally instead of leaving it to his PR man. His lack of personal response opens questions in my opinion...either he doesn't think it's a big deal [in which case I feel he is grossly misunderestimating the role racism plays in society] or he doesn't want to come out and support something he secretly approves of...or more probably, somewhere in the middle of the spectrum the two interpretations I've given represent.
Either way, I could care less about the statement from some ignorant racist whiteboy society absolving Hughes. If they had any integrity or credibility their statement would hold a little water, but they don't.
Hughes' mouthpiece gets paid to talk and spin doctor, and I don't really care what he has to say either.
Hughes himself is the only person I feel is a credible interpreter of the situation, and until I hear him give a direct statement, I've lost even more respect for him. It's not enough to give an excuse "It was just a tee shirt and I didn't read it..." I'd like to hear his actual views on the subject matter of the site...and until I do, I'll reserve my questions about his character and integrity as unanswered, and not be so quick to forget about the whole thing.