Whenever someone begins a statement with, “I’m sorry, but … ” that’s usually a sign that 1. They are not sorry, and 2. They’re about to say something nasty.
Remember when Simon & Schuster was going to publish a book by Milo Yiannopoulos and people were all, “But he’s a racist/misogynist/anti-trans hate monger!” And Simon & Schuster were like, “Yeah, but dollars.” But then a recording of Yiannopoulos saying nice things about pedophilia surfaced and Simon & Schuster was all of a sudden like, “No, cuz morals.”
We’re all about free speech here in America. Well, kind of. So let me amend that: We like to think we’re all about free speech here in America. As a friend put it, “I’m proud to live in a country where Donald Trump can say the things he says, but I’m ashamed to live in a country that, after hearing those things, elected him president.”