Republican County Councilman David Alvord of Salt Lake City recently became the target of widespread criticism over a since-deleted, bigotted Facebook post.
In his lengthy post, Alvord wrote:
"...the left won't be happy until we each have light brown skin, exactly alike (or else there will remain someone whiter than the another)."
"They…wont be happy until we are all bi-sexual or in non-committed relationships…. they won't be happy until we are as miserable as they are."
Alvord was widely criticized for his comments by his own colleagues, including the Mayor of Salt Lake City.
Recent comments made by Salt Lake County Council member David Alvord are not reflective of Salt Lake County, the Ma… https://t.co/OfltrsY5gm— Salt Lake County Mayor's Office for New Americans (@Salt Lake County Mayor's Office for New Americans) 1614981830.0
Other things the "left" wanted, according to Alvord, included "same sized residential pods," "no children," "no one smiles," and "[no one] laughs more than another."
With anti equity statements coming out from people like SLCo Councilmember David Alvord - pro inclusion and equity… https://t.co/VUvonauPlJ— Kat Martinez (@Kat Martinez) 1614920179.0
@sltrib David Alvord, you are ignorant beyond belief. #utpol— Deanna President-Elect Biden! (@Deanna President-Elect Biden!) 1614895092.0
Alvord removed the post when contacted about it by the Salt Lake Tribune. He told them in a text message:
"I think I could have been more diplomatic. What I wanted to challenge is to really consider the endgame of the far left. What mission is accomplished?"
@sltrib Republicans view equity as oppression https://t.co/jY88yUl5i2— Garren (@Garren) 1614892601.0
While defending himself to the Tribune, he said:
"...and I don't think biological males should compete against biological females in sports."
"It's probably actually dangerous. Someone could get killed. Another way of saying it is that I think the left is going too far."
@sltrib I love how people from incredibly homogenized cultural backgrounds always think a push for equality and div… https://t.co/mUXrF2nJwi— Kevin Bonnett (@Kevin Bonnett) 1614872674.0
@sltrib This guy's post was completely unhinged. I'm glad he decided to pull it down.— Democracy Dodged a Bullet (@Democracy Dodged a Bullet) 1614873840.0
Alvord would later issue an apology, but many of his colleagues and constituents had already spoken out against him.
Removing a lot of posts for someone who claims to be against cancel@culture https://t.co/6ALUcO0af9 https://t.co/uSlbwUjYP3— Jim Ponzi (no relation) (@Jim Ponzi (no relation)) 1614913979.0
Stop electing these idiots. https://t.co/RbFzowyBM9— Tabe (@Tabe) 1614905288.0
The councilman wrote in his apology:
"Social media is a place for ideas and conversation. My post was meant to engage in discussion about where 'cancel culture' is heading, which I believe has a dangerous destination. The examples I came up with were simply hyperbole meant to illustrate why cancel culture is problematic."
Your occasional reminder that Utah is not electing its best people (looking at you, Dave Alvord). Not by a long sho… https://t.co/7vWqENxFqn— Michael Lyons (@Michael Lyons) 1614902161.0
If he is worried that equal access & opportunity for all is going to ruin lives - he’s more worried about losing hi… https://t.co/Hdyj4QI3lQ— Kat Martinez (@Kat Martinez) 1614895599.0
Twitter was not kind to yet another elected official espousing bigotted beliefs, and many made it clear that they believed Utah could do better.
People like this are the reason why we can't have nice things. https://t.co/BFhd8yVMme— ßr¥¢ê (†hê¥/†hêm) (@ßr¥¢ê (†hê¥/†hêm)) 1614895255.0
I stan the equity movement, but it's nothing like what @DaveAlvord describes. Can we please get a more honest, thou… https://t.co/YYCf8RU8V3— Jazz Fans Against Racism (@Jazz Fans Against Racism) 1614894745.0
The political future of Alvord, who previously served as the mayor of South Jordan City, Utah, seems to be in grave jeopardy.
Which is pretty easy to predict after such unacceptable behavior.