When it comes to being a star athlete one of the most dangerous aspects of keeping a clean image is their own social media accounts. Over the years we have seen many star athletes of all ages post questionable things on social media. For example awhile back Bronny posted a video of himself doing drugs on Instagram. Now Anthony Edwards finds himself in situation similar to DaBaby after he said some questionable things about the LGBTQ community.
Details on How Anthony Edwards Dissed Gay People Angering the LGBTQ Community
Anthony Edwards is one of the most outspoken and honest players in the NBA. Just from watching his press conference interviews you can tell he says exactly what he truly feels sometimes not thinking about repercussions. That quality landed him in trouble when he posted a video of a group of shirtless gay men hugging in a parking garage while saying, “Look at these queer a** n***** man. Look what the world has come to”.
The “Q” in LGBTQ stands for queer so in that sense it might not be an offensive term to people in that community. However, like many words it can be made offensive depending on how it’s used. Clearly in that video Anthony Edwards was dissing gay people, so he meant it in a derogatory manner. What’s crazy is that he decided to post the footage on Instagram as if he isn’t aware that in this day and age going at the LGBTQ community in any fashion can be career suicide, especially when you have a bunch of endorsements.
Was Anthony Edwards’ Apology to LGBTQ Community Sincere? Many Social Media Reactions Say It Wasn’t
With the amount of backlash he received for dissing gay people Anthony Edwards had to apologize for damage control. However, similar to when DaBaby apologized for his disparaging comments about the LGBTQ community, people are not convinced Anthony Edwards was being sincere. In his viral apology post he wrote, “What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I’m incredibly sorry. It’s unacceptable for me or anyone to use that language in such a hurtful way, there’s no excuse for it, at all. I was raised better than that”.
Some people are not buying that his apology was sincere. Take a look at some of the reactions.
Clearly it’s going to be really tough for Anthony Edwards to repair his image after he posted that video. Luckily for him he’s an NBA player, so even if his endorsements get taken away he’ll still be making millions on the basketball court. It’s actually really tough to completely cancel a star NBA player, because for them the NBA is kind of like a safety net.
There isn’t an NBA owner that would pass on having Anthony Edwards on their roster, because of that video. With that said it was still completely uncalled for, and will definitely hinder his earning potential off the court.