Interview: Clevelander Rhea Butcher on why the Indians’ racist logo will always be a loser

Rhea Butcher was born and raised in northeast Ohio, and thus, as is Ohio’s wont, she’s spent much of her life following the ups and downs of the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, and Indians. The comedian and Take My Wife star grew up watching the Indians with her late grandmother, and while she’s a big fan of the team—both past and present—she’s decidedly not a big fan of the team’s racist, redface mascot, the criminally named Chief Wahoo. That stance became a more public part of Butcher’s life this summer when, after watching footage of a dog attack on a Dakota Access Pipeline protestor by a woman wearing an Indians hat, she decided to walk away from her beloved Cleveland Indians. Their name and their logo, she tweeted, had pushed her too far, and though the team was headed toward good things in …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *