Cam Newton has stirred up the world with his celebration dances. His dances include the popular “Hit Dem Folks” and the “Dab.” These dances have been called unnecessary and some people even claim to be offended by them. Recently a mother spoke out and penned an open letter to Cam saying:
My daughter sensed the change immediately – and started asking questions. Won’t he get in trouble for doing that? Is he trying to make people mad? Do you think he knows he looks like a spoiled brat?
I didn’t have great answers for her, and honestly, in an effort to minimize your negative impact and what was otherwise a really fun day, I redirected her attention to the cheerleaders and mascot.
I could tell she was still thinking about it as we boarded a shuttle back to our car. “I guess he doesn’t have kids or a Mom at home watching the game,” she added.
I don’t know about your family life Mr. Newton, but I think I’m safe in saying thousands of kids watch you every week. You have amazing talent and an incredible platform to be a role model for them. Unfortunately, what you modeled for them today was egotism, arrogance and poor sportsmanship.
Is that what your coaches and mentors modeled for you, Mr. Newton?
Is Cam Newton’s dancing really that serious? Let us know your thoughts!
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) November 17, 2015