Harrison Butker is going viral after footage of a controversial commencement speech he made started circulating online.

Who is Harrison Butker?

Butker is an American football kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Harrison Butker Commencement Speech

Butker is going viral after a video of his commencement speech at Benedictine College made rounds online in which he is getting backlash for things that he said. The football star has since been getting dragged online for seemingly sexist remarks made against working women and Pride Month- among other things.


A Change.org petition is calling on the Chiefs to dismiss kicker Harrison Butker for making several dehumanizing remarks during his commencement speech at Benedictine College on May 11th. Here’s what the three-time Super Bowl champion said about women, Pride Month, COVID, abortion, and more … If you want to read or sign the petition, head to our link in bio. #HarrisonButker #commencement #graduation #chiefs #nfl

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The above TikTok video posted by user @changedotorg shows snippets of Butker’s speech in which he can be heard making dehumanizing remarks. Butker also touched on sensitive topics such as abortion, COVID and more during his speech- which caused quite a controversy online and sparked a wild debate in the above video’s comment section.

Harrison Butker Full Speech Transcript

The full transcript of Butker’s speech is making headlines- here is a snippet of what he had to say about working women during his .

“For the ladies present today, congratulations on an amazing accomplishment. You should be proud of all that you have achieved to this point in your young lives. I want to speak directly to you briefly, because I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolical lies told to you. How many of you are sitting here now, about to cross this stage, and are thinking about all the promotions and titles you are going to get in your career? Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world, but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world.

I can tell you that my beautiful wife, Isabelle, would be the first to say her life truly started when she began living her vocation as a wife and as a mother. I’m on this stage today, and able to be the man that I am, because I have a wife who leans into her vocation. I’m beyond blessed with the many talents God has given me, but it cannot be overstated that all of my success is made possible because a girl I met in band class back in middle school would convert to the faith, become my wife, and embrace one of the most important titles of all: Homemaker.”

Harrison Butker Apology

Butker has not yet come forward to address the backlash or issue an apology.

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