A classic car at the annual Highland Creek Heritage Festival in Toronto has triggered social justice warriors and Nervous-Nelly politicians after a hysterical woman freaked out over a Confederate flag-sporting General Lee replica.
Yes, Ybia Anderson was triggered by the Confederate flag on the car’s roof, telling the Scarborough Mirror:
“I was in shock at first [when I saw that vehicle]. My heart started beating. I’m appalled that I’m the first person to flip out about this. It was very painful for me.”
But this event wasn’t a gathering for fans of the confederacy. Rather, Anderson flipped over the General Lee replica, apparently unaware of the old Dukes of Hazzard TV series.
Even worse, not only was Anderson triggered by the car, she was also triggered because other people weren’t triggered.
And, since this is 2017, the apology parade soon kicked in with festival organizers and politicians, including Toronto’s mayor, all chiming in to express their sympathetic indignation. Boss Hogtown Tory said:
“We all have to be careful and keep sending the message that everybody is embraced here and that historic things that symbolized behaviour that we never encouraged here are not welcome.”
Jesus Chrysler! We’re talking about a vintage car paying homage to an old TV series, not an act of genocide!