At National Review, Katherine (Kat) Timpf calls out author Rebecca Makkai for asking people on Twitter to stop wearing red baseball caps. She’s not just asking for people to stop wearing the popular MAGA caps associated with President Trump’s campaign, but literally all red baseball caps, even those from sports teams. Timpf writes:
A prominent liberal author has compared the red “Make America Great Again” hats to Nazi swastikas, and told “normal people” — that is, people who don’t support Trump — to stop wearing any kind of red hat, lest they start “making people scared.”
Rebecca Makkai, who has been a finalist for both a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, made the controversial comments on Twitter, according to Fox News.
To be clear, Makkai really was talking about all red hats. In fact, she even specifically asked fans of sports teams that wear red hats — such as the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals — to not wear those hats out in public to avoid making other people afraid.
“Not worth making disenfranchised people feel unsafe,” she wrote.