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Jason Collins

Twitter Death Threats

After Gay Announcement

5/1/2013 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It's not all love for the first major (active) pro athlete to come out of the closet ... NBA player Jason Collins has also been the target of online death threats since announcing he's gay.

The homophobic threats began appearing on Twitter right after Jason's big coming-out interview with Sports Illustrated. Among the venom ...

-- "Yous a dead f****t talkn on tv Boy."
-- "Listening to Jason Collins describe his gayness as 'beautiful' makes me wanna puke. And kill him."
-- "Jason collins comes out the closet! Kill that biiitttchhhh!!!"
-- "First jason collins say he gay.. Now he on espn w lipgloss on  kill him now !!!"
-- "Jason Collins should get the death penalty lol how u a 7 foot gay dude lol the west is crazy smh"

In the S.I. article, Collins says he doesn't expect everyone to embrace him ... but it's unclear if he expected this kind of hatred.

We reached out to Collins for comment -- so far, no word back.

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76.

sameguy41    

Let him be who he wants to be !! Its his life, there should only be one person judging!! and that's not you :)

447 days ago
77.

Apples187    

Tim Tebow gets bashed for saying he is a Christian and gets told to shut his mouth by the media but this guys gets praised for being gay. That does not make any sense ???

447 days ago
78.

Peeter Pahn    

Thats really low to threaten someone...and only ******* make threats on twitter...haha lil scare punks...

447 days ago
79.

magikmarv    

Hy Shannon please what you think this is all about its the sex part you say that in defense of gay sex but I know if you saw a man putting his penis in another man's hairy ads you would be disgusted. I hate that gay people want to force that nasty **** on regular people now I don't condone any type of violence toward Nyone that's different but don't call me ignorant cause I don't agree with gay sex. I was watching this talk show and someone texted that they believe in man and women and marriage the host called that person ignorant, why cause they have a valid opinion. I don't believe in gay sex I love my brother my male friend give him a hug whatever, but don't mean I want his dick in my mouth or butthole

447 days ago
80.

teedofftaxpayer    

There are some ignorant people out there. And what is sad is they hide behind religion.

447 days ago
81.

magikmarv    

Soon as I put my post up about gay life I get called ignorant see what I mean my non gay people watch what u say about gay people they run the world we don't want to lose our careers cause we don't agree with dick in our butts. I work with a gay guy he's funny nice to be around but once he start talking about him being with a man last night and what he did with his penis I don't want to hear that nasty **** and that where gays get mad when u dont take part in their life style they get mad call u ignorant

447 days ago
82.

NOT ELMO    

Jason Collins and Frank Ocean are Dating....

447 days ago
83.

Sonja    

And people were all outraged about why he didn't come out sooner! Why he tried to play it straight.. WTF is wrong with people to want someone dead who did nothing to them, hurt no one? Bunch of dickless cowards, the lot of them.

447 days ago
84.

jj    

see gay language and deception( sicking)

447 days ago
85.

joethaplumber    

Claim sexual harassment and file a lawsuit. The NBA will have to give them their own locker room and that will keep the others in the closet. No man should have to be forced to get undressed in front of a qu..err.. Just like women to men.

447 days ago
86.

RxQueen    

Poor guy, he doesn't deserve that. Coming out is hard enough without a bunch of ****s being fxckholes. You don't have to agree with his lifestyle but u don't have to be a jerk.

447 days ago
87.

Tee    

I still respect him!!

447 days ago
88.

Cold Azz Honkey    

It was easier for him to come out then to go in.

447 days ago
89.

HogwartsGayBath    

My problem with "gays" and anyone out the most frequent realms is what the hell do you want from everybody?

so you are a gay and like carpet munching or porking other dudes.......So fuqkin what? What do you want from me and everyone else?

Want me to tell you how "beautiful" your gayness is? How bout you do not go out of your way to tell me, act like a normal person and if i ever see that you happen to be a man lover i will treat you like a normal person and with respect.

Or you can prance around, wear retarded clothes and talk like you are mugatus servant.....

447 days ago
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magikmarv    

Gay man can deceive a women for 7 years only to leave her because hey I really want a man, is that right for him to do to his fiance since college but attack me for attacking him.... Now that's gay

447 days ago
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