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University Professor Took Aim at Tom Brady’s Success, Rips His ‘White Masculinity’
September 27, 2019
Tom Brady has had many haters over the years. For years now, we have been reading about how he is going to fall off a cliff, how he no longer has what it takes to play in the league. However, Brady has defied all odds entering now his 20th season in the league at the age of 42. Instead of showing a decrease in his performance, Brady looks in even better shape than he was last season.
Still, this has not stopped haters from saying all kinds of crazy things about Brady. For example, University of Rhode Island professor Kyle Kusz took aim at Tom Brady’s success in life in his new book “The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport” and the things he said are plain stupid.
Kusz talks about the six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback’s “white masculinity” in the chapter “Making American White Men Great Again: Tom Brady, Donald Trump, and the Allure of White Male Omnipotence in Post-Obama America,” as shared in reports. So, what does Kusz think the problem is with Brady? Well, he appeared in a 2015 ad for Under Armour that “would not seem out of place in Leni Riefenstahl’s infamous Nazi propaganda film, ‘Triumph Des Willens,’” shares one report.
But that is not all. Kusz also has problems with the fact that Brady attends the Kentucky Derby. This, Kusz describes, is a sign of Brady’s “white masculinity.” In the book, he writes that the Patriots star “plays in a sport where 67% of the players are African-American,” but the fact he spends time with rich white people at the Derby “tell[s] a more particular story about the racial company he chooses to keep.”
Another problem that Kusz has with Brady is the way the athlete eats. He explained that Brady’s diet and health routines are an example of how “white masculinity is repeatedly constructed.”