Occupy MN: Vikings punter Chris Kluwe voices solidarity with 99 percent
Chris Kluwe appreciates porn stars, political protest.
Chris Kluwe is the Vikings' lovably off-the-wall punter, who is best known for his love of World of Warcraft and his bass playing for local metal band Tripping Icarus. When he puts on the pads and helmet, he's also a pretty good punter.
But now Kluwe's added another dimension to his varied repertoire. As of this morning's Pioneer Press, he's also an outspoken political thinker.
Talking with sports columnist Bob Sansevere, Kluwe first had to expand on a tweet which made a rather inarguable point about porn stars. But the more interesting quotes came when Kluwe was asked how he felt about the world in general.
"There's a very solid social inequality going on right now in terms of distribution of wealth," Kluwe said. "And I'd like to apologize for the rest of the 1 percent, as one of the 1 percent."
First, because we know how you people think, and we've already piqued your curiosity, let's get the porn star part out of the way.
Kluwe's tweet was in response to an ongoing controversy over New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was spotted in a Twitter picture with adult film actress Bibi Jones. (That picture is making the rounds on the internet; for those curious, feel free to Google "Gronkowski," though you should only search Ms. Jones' name if you feel like getting fired.) Jones took advantage of her moment in the spotlight, explaining that she'd had flings with several married athletes, though pointing out she'd only spent a bit of time with Gronkowski.
After the controversy roiled for a few days, Kluwe decided he'd heard enough, and added his own commentary to the situation:
Kluwe followed this immediately with a reminder that he's married, and probably will not be appearing in any of Ms. Jones's upcoming pictures or films.
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