MINOT, N.D. — The North Dakota Young Republicans, a group at the center of scandal over the last week thanks to bigoted posts made in a Telegram channel organized by the group, has put out a news release responding to the controversy.
In it, the group condemns “the use of degrading and harmful slurs,” but the group also tries to blame the victim. They invoke the term “cancel culture” and complain about the “weaponization of labels from the media,” as if the problem wasn’t that members of their group were completely comfortable with homophobic slurs and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, but that the public found out about those things and criticized them for it.
Nobody in the North Dakota Young Republicans is a victim.
They did this to themselves.