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Kobe's New Video -- 'Words Can Be Hurtful'

4/20/2011 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

In the wake of his anti-gay slur -- Kobe Bryant, along with several members of the L.A. Lakers -- have banded together to preach a message of tolerance in a new public service announcement.042011_kobe_psa_still



In the video, Kobe says, "There are all kinds of different people in the world. That's what makes the world special."

Kobe and his teammates continue, "So whether someone is different than you in race, ethnicity, political beliefs, religion ... or sexual orientation ... Words could be hurtful."

Bryant continues, "Replace them with understanding, compassion and acceptance. Let's make this a better world for all of us."

Thanks to our friends at Good Day L.A. for the clip.


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1.

toothball    

Well thats pretty gay.

1198 days ago
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dave    

Shut the #$@! up, Kobe you piece of $%#@!!!

1198 days ago
3.

who dat    

This guy is a thug. End of story.

1198 days ago
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Rhubino    

@toothball: Haha, yes, but not fugging ***gody

1198 days ago
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Doug    

Words can be hurtful, so can rape.

1198 days ago
6.

miabella29    

Kobe is one of the biggest POS's out there... shut up, Kobe. No one is buying it.

1198 days ago
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Jen O.    

Not saying it was socially right to say, but Freedom of Speech, people. He had every Right to say what he did. It's BS and unconstitutional that he's being punished.

1198 days ago
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Ann    

While I think that a brief public apology was in order, the rest of this is kind of overkill, isn't it?

Does anyone actually still consider this guy to be a role model? I think that ship sailed with the rape accusations, adultery, etc.

1198 days ago
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April    

Subtitle should read: I'm only doing this to improve my public image because I got caught.

1198 days ago
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Chrissie    

What a farking joke he is.

1198 days ago
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J.D.    

Agree with Ann,Doug et al....And for goodness sake, weren't we all taught "sticks and stones may break my bones, etc.." What kind of whiners and losers do we have in this nation that make a federal case out of name-calling?

1198 days ago
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supahJ    

That's bs- shouldn't have to do a public service announcement to promote non-freedoms of speech.

1198 days ago
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Snooki'sHairBump    

April less than a minute ago

Subtitle should read: I'm only doing this to improve my public image because I got caught
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Because we all know damned well he's not sorry for what he did. This also applies to the whole rape accusation/adultery thing.

Kobe is an complete *******, that's all I have to say.

1198 days ago
14.

jill    

leave kobe alone - if you are that weak minded that you have to take EVERY WORD that an athlete says so literally - then maybe you should not watch sports.

1198 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

These comments are stupid. So was the video. The message would be more convincing if it was done without force.

1198 days ago
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