Petition Against Harrison Butker Now 60k+ After He Said Women Care More About Motherhood Than Career

Petition Against Harrison Butker Now 60k+ After He Said Women Care More About Motherhood Than Career

The Change.org petition has surged in popularity quickly, demanding the release of Harrison Butker, the kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, from both the team and the NFL.

The petition gained momentum following Butker’s polarizing commencement speech at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

During his address, Butker, known for his outspoken Catholic beliefs and status as a married father-of-two, stirred controversy by suggesting that many women receiving their degrees might prioritize motherhood over their careers.

This statement ignited a firestorm of criticism, compounded by Butker’s condemnation of Pride month and U.S. President Joe Biden’s stance on abortion.

The petition has garnered over 60,000 signatures, a number that rapidly escalated from 30,000 to double that figure within a matter of hours, reflecting widespread condemnation of Butker’s remarks.

With over 25,000 signatures collected in a single day, the petition aims for a goal of 50,000 signatures. The description accompanying the petition denounces Butker’s comments as sexist, homophobic, anti-trans, anti-abortion, and racist, labeling them as perpetuating division and undermining human rights.

The petition emphasizes the importance of holding public figures accountable for promoting respect and inclusivity, regardless of race, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

It calls upon the Kansas City Chiefs management to dismiss Butker immediately for what it deems as inappropriate conduct. DailyMail.com has reached out to the Kansas City Chiefs for comment regarding the petition and Butker’s controversial remarks.

Despite the controversy, Butker’s tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs has been marked by significant achievements on the field.

As a seventh-round pick out of Georgia Tech in 2017, Butker has emerged as one of the NFL’s premier kickers, breaking the Chiefs’ franchise record with a 62-yard field goal in 2022.

His contributions were instrumental in securing the team’s first Super Bowl victory in 50 years in 2020, as well as their subsequent Lombardi Trophy in 2023.

However, the Chiefs have faced challenges off the field, adding to the tumultuous offseason.

A proposed $800 million renovation to Arrowhead Stadium was rejected by voters in Jackson County, Missouri, criticizing the plan as disproportionately benefiting VIPs and the wealthy.

Additionally, wide receiver Rashee Rice’s involvement in a high-speed crash resulting in multiple injuries, alongside allegations of assault at a nightclub, has further marred the team’s reputation.

In response to Rice’s legal issues, Chiefs coach Andy Reid has stated that the team will allow the legal process to unfold.

Amidst these controversies, the future of Butker’s association with the Kansas City Chiefs remains uncertain, as public outcry over his remarks continues to escalate.

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