“Did I Make You Uncomfortable” – Natalie Decker Responds to NASCAR Hater Questioning Her Life Choices

Published 09/08/2022, 6:21 AM EDT

Social media can be, like all things in life, either a blessing or a headache. Just like that, the people online can either be fun and fascinating to downright annoying and rude. Everyone gets to experience both sides of this spectrum, including NASCAR drivers as well.

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Just look at the recent interaction part-time Xfinity Series driver Natalie Decker had with an online person who questioned her about her own decisions.

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Decker had posted a picture of her on her ATV along with her dog with the caption, “More days like this please.”

This led to a person criticizing her for the same as they wrote, “Ya seriously. At some point we all have to decide what we’re going to do with our lives. Beautiful woman, no doubt, but do u want a large social media following of lonely guys or do u wanna be a race car driver, because seriously we can’t have everything, gotta decide ma’am.”

As you’d expect and as it should ideally be, the NASCAR driver shut this person down with grace, wit, and swiftness.

“Oh I’m sorry did I make you uncomfortable… I can post what I want and be who I want when ever I want. I can be a race car driver, business women, dog mom, girl friend, daughter, sister, and just because I’m wearing work out clothes doesn’t make me any less of those things,” Decker replied.

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NASCAR star’s scathing criticism of Twitter

One of the biggest names in the coming generation of NASCAR, and certainly one of the most followed ones across all three tiers of the sport, Hailie Deegan, had pointed out what makes Twitter not that great of a social media platform compared to the others.

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“I hate Twitter. I barely even go on it, just because I hate the negativity part of it. I like people who are positive and funny on social media. That’s why I hate Twitter,” she said in an episode of the Door Bumper Clear podcast.

LEBANON, TENNESSEE – JUNE 24: Hailie Deegan, driver of the #1 Wastequip Ford, waits on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 24, 2022 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Deegan theorized that the reason Twitter is “so bad and so negative” is because it gives people who haven’t earned a voice, a voice. “It’s the problem with Twitter. Usually, you have to earn that respect with people, for your opinion to be valued,” she continued.

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I feel like Twitter is the only place where you can say whatever you want, with only two followers and it could pop off.”

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. While Kyle Busch is always his first pick, he also considers Kyle Larson a legend in the making.

Edited By: Ankit Sharma

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