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Kobe Bryant Schools Fan For Using “Gay” Insult

kobe-bryantKobe Bryant has clearly learned from his past mistakes as he proved over the weekend when he scolded a fan for using “gay” as an insult.

Last night a fan, @pooke09, tweeted at Bryant that he wanted to “make out in bed” with him, which is understandable. Then another fan, @PacSmoove, tweeted the requisite homophobic jibe: “You’re gay.”

Bryant, who was fined $100,000 back in April 2011 when he referred to a referee as a “faggot”, was having none of that however, and replied:

Just letting you [email protected] @pookeo9 that using “your gay” as a way to put someone down ain’t ok! #notcool delete that out ur vocab

@PacSmoove didn’t seem to take much out of the lesson except that he gained “mad followers,” but at least Kobe’s trying to teach the children.

(h/t: BuzzFeed)

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3 Comments

  • 2eo

    Gone way up in my estimations, anyone willing to listen, and then actually put it into practice earns my respect. Phony apologies are a dime a dozen but people are changing.

    5 years ago someone like Bryant would have had an apology written and read by his PR company, now he personally replies telling them to knock it off.

    Great how far we are making these inroads into the road of equality.

  • Chad Hunt

    It is great to see all of these athletes coming out to support the LGBT community. It is the right time for change let’s not stop our progress now.

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