National Footbal League (NFL) star and Baltimore Raven’s wide receiver Jacoby Jones recently took part in a low-budget cruise ship “drag show,” according to a photo and video from TMZ, and fans are not reacting well. (Watch footage below)
NFL players are stereotypically known for being extremely masculine and against anything emasculating, and Jones had a lot of nerve to prance around a room, on a Baltimore Raven’s fan cruise in the Bahamas nonetheless, with a Louis Vuitton bag on his arm and wearing a woman’s undergarment.
NFL players, along with the very opinionated “keyboard warrior” fans, are typically not very open minded about issues that bend traditional gender stereotypes…
There’s even an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to the topic of homosexuality in American football:
[quote]Few American football players have come out as gay. Six former National Football League (NFL) players have come out publicly after they retired. In college football, Division III player Conner Mertens came out as bisexual in January 2014, becoming the first active college football player at any level to publicly come out. There has never been an active Division I player who was publicly out. Former Division I player, Michael Sam, publicly came out in February 2014 after his college career. Later that year, he was selected by the St. Louis Rams in 2014 NFL Draft, and became the first publicly gay player drafted in the league. If he plays in the league, Sam could become the NFL’s first active player who was publicly out.”[/quote]
So far the comments on the video are mostly negative, and the video itself has received more down-votes than up-votes at the time this article was written (22 up-votes, 29 down-votes). Some of the comments include, “He is getting baked in the locker room for sure,” “SICK BASTARDS!” and “Fucking gayyyyyy Fagot.”
Then, as was expected, the keyboard warriors decide to target Michael Sam:
It’s amazing how people can turn a just-for-fun event into a forum of hate. Do you think that there will ever be a reconciliation between masculine sports and gender variance or are these worlds too separated for it to ever happen? Let us know your thoughts on the issue in the comments or tweet them to us at @DragaholicNews.
Side note: Could you imagine what these close-minded commenters would say if they found out about us here at Dragaholic?!