Red-state hero Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweets in support of immigrants

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Out of left field, NASCAR favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. took to social media to respond to a Muslim Twitter user over the weekend, noting that his own family escaped religious persecution.

Since President Trump’s divisive executive order on immigrant travel bans for specific, Muslim-majority nations, celebrities have taken very public stands, most recently at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

However, any response by one of the most popular drivers in NASCAR—widely perceived as conservative territory—is sure to make waves. In fact, NASCAR CEO Brian France endorsed Trump.

There were some exceedingly positive responses to Earnhardt’s tweet:

Then, there were some interesting replies.

Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman is a music and film critic whose work can also regularly be regularly found in the Austin Chronicle.