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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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106.

F the police    

Death threats from republicans

454 days ago
107.

Ione    

This all started with T. R. Knight on Grey's Anatomy...where is that little turd now? Running the gay section on Huffington Post? He made the gay mafia come out of hiding. Since then....
they condemn freedom of speech if anyone is against them, keep giving the gay community first dibs on jobs and creating a nonstop flow of celebrity kiss AS#ES that support their cause only to gain PR points.
What a joke! Just like Weho Mayor John Duran who allows gay sex in the alley's. You stay Classy Weho! Let's all hang at "STUDS" tonight eh?

Sorry, I'm off subject.
No, it's not right to threaten to kill a gay dude.

453 days ago
108.

Roni    

People are so worthless... Just can't understand it... :/

Can you recommend me some good gossip/entertainment forums?
Discussions in comment are a bit tiresome I've noticed...

453 days ago
109.

JMP    

What a bunch of miserable losers.

453 days ago
110.

Wickit Shake    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO3AQLZSkS8 check this out

453 days ago
111.

Cgarza    

Jason, you rock. You're courage and thoughtfulness regarding your decision is awesome, and I appreciate it. I hope that your efforts are propelling this cause forward, and I definitely believe that it is. Folks who are stuck and hating and obsessed with other's lives now need to examine their motives, and it will be ugly for many.

453 days ago
112.

Lola    

Most gay men get aids and die. They kill themselves off.

453 days ago
113.

Sheila    

***gggg

453 days ago
114.

JTone2012    

Just cause we hate ***s does not mean we are miserable we hate ***s just like some girls hate lesbians as a guy you don't like guys that's have sex with other guys. But gays/lesbians are mostly selfish and such attention junkies that they don't realize they make people feel uncomfortable because the stuff they do

453 days ago
115.

JTone2012    

****in Nasty

453 days ago
116.

melanie    

America is one big hypocrite.

I dont know who Jason Collins is, but this he is a courageous and strong man,

He is gay, so what people, get over it!

453 days ago
117.

tessa    

who cares who is gay? live your life and stfu.

and those tweets? obviously a lib who maliciously tries to paint conservatives with their vicious bile.

and wow, happy to see the USA is doing so great that the president of the nation feels it proper to call and congratulate someone on voicing their sexuality. gimme a freakin' break. what a buncha hooie.

453 days ago
118.

james    

wahhh wahhh wahhh, hey *** boy what did you expect when you decided to let everyone know you are gay...you should not be killed, threatened, or harmed in any way but realize everyone doen't agree with your lifestyle and resent the ***/homo/queer lifestyle being constantly pushed down our throats and forced upon us.....

453 days ago
119.

Old Gringo    

BROUSSARD THINKS PEOPLE REBEL AGAINST GOD AND BECOME UN-CHRISTIAN HOMOSEXUALS TO CHALLENGE GOD.

This guy is an academic and biblical troglodyte who got himself positioned advantageously with the Lebron James move from Cleveland taking wild guesses all the time as to what player was going where and claimed to have all of the inside information all of the time. So that is why he got where he is as an NBA "expert." But the fact that he is sort of like Mel Kuyper in accuracy of draft picks for football, most of what he and Kuyper say is wrong but they talk so much and say so much that once in a while they get one right. But he is (arguably) a lead basketball analyst for ESPN event though he lacks a great deal of knowledge about the game and to those in the real know of the game he is just a gossip-meister.


He is very limited in the technical aspects of the game (NEEDS to spend a lot of time with Hubie Brown) and totally limited in his biblical expertise. He should stop equating homosexuality with being un-Christian biblical sinning. He probably does not realize that half of the biblical and historical characters written in that book have been rumored to be at least bisexual. And such a great warrior of the past as ALEXANDER THE GREAT was out of the closet homosexual and conquering empires and bringing "civilization" to others and he is still pitched in every school book as the THE GREAT.

Nobody can say they heard or read somewhere RELIABLE that GOD or Jesus Christ wanted to string up the gays or abandon them because they offend the Bible. It is all inventions by organized religion to make their corporation and money empires appear mighty righteous. This is just church backyard talk that Broussard picked up somewhere growing up and has not bothered to study up on the academic and historical facts because he is been too busy brown-nosing players to get the gossip to keep his job and travel expense account. His thoughts and qualifications are similar to that other biblical scholar NBA player retiree Larry Johnson who said of Jason Collins that a locker room is for REAL MEN ONLY and not the Jason Collins of this world.


Chris Broussard should stick to gossip and ESPN should not ask him about anything philosophical or intellectual until Broussard reads some real academic works on the subject or perhaps it is better that he uses his time more productively and listen to Hubie Brown and learn about technical basketball which is another weakness he has besides biblical facts. And really, I have never heard Broussard scold any of those athletes that Broussard has spent time gallivanting with in his job and have beat their spouses and girlfriends and cheated on them and drink and drive and do drugs and drive, all activities that could be un-Christian (no?). Are they also to be outcast from Broussard's special club of non-sinners. For example when an athlete abandons his flock in his beloved city for more money in another, something very capitalistic but as un-Christian as anything, what has Broussard said? And we should also ask him while we are at it if he has done any of the above himself, if even in his earlier life he slapped a girlfriend or two or did something that the Bible clearly condemns much more than sexual orientation.

453 days ago
120.

katherine    

who care before you knew he was gay you was all loving him and watching him play ball..
it aint your business..

453 days ago
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