Self-discipline is for the birds!
Days ago it was revealed here, with much sadness, that surfing superstar Kelly Slater’s social media behavior may change as he posted the cover of a self-published e-book he appeared to be reading titled How to Build Self-Discipline: Resist Temptation and Reach your Long-Term Goals on Instagram.
His 3 million fans wondered if the 11x World Champion would cease getting in fights with those who believe the earth is flat etc. across his own, and others’, Instagram accounts.
Much worry creasing brows as Slater’s opinions, his authority on matters ranging from cryptocurrency to electric cars is legendary as is his willingness to freely debate.
Thankfully, it only took three days for the oft-Pipe Master to get back to form and this time the international press picked it up.
Let’s read together.
Surf legend Kelly Slater finds himself in a bizarre social media fight with fans on an Aussie satire site – as he vows not to have the Covid vaccine so he can ‘get antibodies naturally’
The Betoota Advocate on Sunday shared a satirical article about a father who was proud after stinking up a toilet, prompting Slater to comment ‘Dads have no shame’.
But although the story was unrelated to Covid-19, the 11-time world surfing champion was quickly targeted by a man who accused him of posting anti-vaccine content over his social media pages.
‘Aren’t you the fella who shares anti-vax nonsense on social media? Seems like you have no shame either,’ the man wrote.
Slater became defensive, explaining he was not against vaccinations but feared the jab had not been thoroughly tested.
‘Why does this account always end up with these triggered, b***y people who can’t take a joke? And second, I’m not anti vax. I’m anti mandating medical procedures. But I’ve never even pushed that,’ he wrote.
My favorite parts are:
-Bizarre social media fight.
-Slater contribution “Dads have no shame.”
-“Slater became defensive.”
-“Triggered, bitchy people who can’t take a joke.”
What are your favorite parts?