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Nearly two years ago, Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 by the NBA for using a derogatory term for homosexuals when he became upset after receiving a technical foul. Kobe apologized after the incident and insisted his comment was not meant to offend the gay or lesbian community, and has since acknowledged that the outburst was inappropriate.
On Sunday, Kobe took a stand against a Twitter follower using the word “gay” as an insult by calling him out with a tweet to his nearly 1.3 million followers:
Just letting you know@PacSmoove @pookeo9 that using “your gay” as a way to put someone down ain’t ok! #notcool delete that out ur vocab
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 11, 2013
As expected, several people reminded Bryant of the incident that took place in 2011 and called him a hypocrite for criticizing someone for using a word that most feel isn’t even as bad as the one he used. Kobe acknowledged that he was ignorant for saying it and said he hopes it can serve as a lesson.
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Kobe Bryant clearly hasn’t always been the most politically correct athlete.
Although Bryant will go down in history as one of the best basketball players ever to lace ‘em up, his resume as a role model is questionable. Back in April of 2011, Bryant was caught on camera calling a referee by a homophobic slur. Them, of course there was that whole alleged rape, cheating on his...
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Another week, another bad break for the Lakers.
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There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home…
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