Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker Rails Against Pride, Feminism, Abortion & Biden. And Calls Taylor Swift his 'Teammate's Girlfriend'


Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker speaks to the media during NFL football Super Bowl 58 opening night Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, in Las Vegas. Butker railed against Pride month along with President Biden's leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic a

He also addressed the women in the audience, essentially telling them the best place in the world for them is in the home: "For the ladies present today, congratulations on an amazing accomplishment. You should be proud of all that you have achieved to this point in your young lives. I want to speak directly to you briefly, because I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolical lies told to you. How many of you are sitting here now, about to cross this stage, and are thinking about all the promotions and titles you are going to get in your career? Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world, but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world.

"I can tell you that my beautiful wife, Isabelle, would be the first to say her life truly started when she began living her vocation as a wife and as a mother. I'm on this stage today, and able to be the man that I am, because I have a wife who leans into her vocation. I'm beyond blessed with the many talents God has given me, but it cannot be overstated that all of my success is made possible because a girl I met in band class back in middle school would convert to the faith, become my wife, and embrace one of the most important titles of all: Homemaker."

Videos showed he choked up on the word "homemaker" to applause from the audience.

And to prove his relevance, he dropped a lyric from Taylor Swift, whom he did not describe by name but as "his teammate's girlfriend" in comments about priests and their parishioners: "Tragically, so many priests revolve much of their happiness from the adulation they receive from their parishioners," he said. "And in searching for this, they let their guard down and become overly familiar. This undo familiarity will prove to be problematic every time because as my teammate's girlfriend says, familiarity breeds contempt."

The men were not excluded from Butker comments as he encouraged them not to downplay their masculinity and to be society's leaders.

To the gentlemen here today, part of what plagues our society is this lie that has been told to you: that men are not necessary in the home or in our communities. As men, we set the tone of the culture, and when that is absent, disorder, dysfunction, and chaos set in. This absence of men in the home is what plays a large role in the violence we see all around the nation. Other countries do not have nearly the same absentee father rates as we find here in the U.S., and a correlation could be made in their drastically lower violence rates as well. Be unapologetic in your masculinity, fighting against the cultural emasculation of men. Do hard things. Never settle for what is easy. You might have a talent that you don't necessarily enjoy, but if it glorifies God, maybe you should lean into that over something that you might think suits you better."

The Times reached out to the Kansas City Chiefs for comment, but received no reply.

Watch Harrison Butker's commencement speech.

But on social media, the comments were quick to put down the 28-year old for his regressive views. "Get bent," instructed one.

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