Dodgers’ Walker Buehler claps back at awful Kentucky tornado troll
By Adam Weinrib
The ramifications of the devastating Kentucky tornado are still being parsed out, but Lexington native and Dodgers ace Walker Buehler has already stepped into the fray to help out his home state with a public gesture in the wake of his wedding weekend.
Of course he has.
But these days, even charitable acts can be sources of scorn for the most terminally-online folks on the planet. It’s just never enough for some trolls, who are far too demanding for a bunch of anonymous brutes.
When Buehler tried to make his natural disaster-ravaged home state a marginally better place this week, he received online vitriol that absolutely did not match his dedication.
The nonsense all started when the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced a partnership with Buehler: the right-hander planned to donate three of his extremely high-priced personal bottles of Michter’s Whiskey and put them up for grabs in a charitable auction.
One of the bottles is a 20-year vintage, they’re all signed by Buehler, and there’s even a Dodgers jersey thrown in for good measure. Who could possibly find fault with that? Well …
Dodgers ace Walker Buehler donated bourbon to his Kentucky home.
Apparently, surrendering prized (and coveted) possessions wasn’t enough for some people.
And, apparently, the fact that Buehler donated these bottles means he plans to do nothing else, according to those who get their news from exactly one tweet and have the patience of an ocelot.
Almost immediately, the trolls came out at night to let the Dodgers star know that, with a salary like that, he could do a lot better than just alcohol donations!
Of course, this reductive line of thinking leaves out two things. First, he’s … probably going to donate money too, yeah! He really loves Kentucky, and a lot of people need help. If he’s donating to auctions, he’s probably also cutting checks. And second? These are extremely pricey and unique items! Trust us, they’re making a difference!
With his generosity challenged, Buehler luckily sprang into action, putting this chump in his place.
You’re totally right, dude! When the Distillers asked Buehler, he should’ve said, “Nah, I’m good! Gonna silently donate to the Red Cross in a little bit. Don’t use my star power, please!”
Please don’t turn every act of charity into a “Who did more?” contest.
Just help out as much as you’re able, and leave the commentary for the DMs with your other rat fink friends who screenshot their receipts and shame celebrities.