Originally written February 01, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
In wake of 49ers cornerback/homophobe Chris Culliver’s controversial anti-gay comments earlier this week, one of the items brought up in the subsequent discourse was that the 49ers in August produced their own “It Gets Better” video(which of course made Culliver look all the more ignorant). It Gets Better is a campaign aimed to prevent suicide among gay teens who are bullied by others because of their sexual orientation. The 49ers were the first NFL team to make a video (seen below) for the project. The four players who appeared in the team’s PSA were defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga, defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois, safety Donte Whitner and linebacker Ahmad Brooks. Acknowledging the video’s relevance this week, USA Today’s Kevin Manahan hoped to speak with the players about it. But when he caught up with Sopoaga and Brooks, they didn’t know what he was talking about. Their answers, to say the least, are strange. Brooks: “I didn’t make any video,” Brooks said. “This is America ...
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