拉尔夫·劳伦(Ralph Lauren)与高尔夫球手贾斯汀·托马斯(Justin Thomas)建立联系,反对使用反同性恋

The Ralph Lauren Corporation is cutting ties with golfer Justin Thomas over his use of a homophobic slur.

托马斯为这件事道歉, 上周六在夏威夷举行的美巡赛上.
There’s no excuse,” Thomas told the Golf Channel in an on-air apology immediately after his round.
在声明中, the company said it was discontinuing its sponsorship of Thomas because of his use of the slur, which the company said inconsistent with its values.
While we acknowledge that he has apologized and recognizes the severity of his words, he is a paid ambassador of our brand and his actions conflict with the inclusive culture that we strive to uphold,” a statement from the corporation said.
Thomas uttered the slur after he missed a par putt during the Sentry Tournament of Championsthird round in Hawaii and his words were caught by television microphones.
I’m an adult. I’m a grown man. There’s absolutely no reason for me to say anything like that. It’s terrible. I’m extremely embarrassed. It’s not the kind of person that I amBut unfortunately I did it and I have to own up to it and I’m very apologetic. I deeply apologize to everybody and anybody who I offended and I’ll be better because of it,” Thomas said in his apology.
A former world No. 1, Thomas is now third in golf’s rankings.
As we make this decision, our hope is that Mr. Thomas does the hard and necessary work in order to partner with us again — truly examining this incident, 学习, growing and ultimately using his platform to promote inclusion,” 声明说.
The PGA Tour has also spoken out on this incident. “As he expressed after his round, we agree that Justin’s comment was unacceptable,” the PGA Tour said in a statement according to the AFP news agency, which added Thomas is likely to be fined for conductunbecoming of a professional.

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