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Jason Collins

Willie Robertson Was Untouchable

During State of Union

1/30/2014 6:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson was less than 20 feet away from Jason Collins during the State of the Union, and Jason says he might have reached across the aisle to him ... if not for all the camera-whoring Congressmen.

Jason -- the first NBA player to come out -- was First Lady Michelle Obama's guest in D.C. ... and says, "They were moving [Robertson] from one Republican to another Republican" all night.

And Jason says the seemingly impossible -- the guy whose family patriarch said gays are gonna burn in Hell meeting America's new gay icon -- could have happened if not for all the photos and glad-handing Robertson had to do.

"We passed each other in the hall, and that was about it."

So, how did Jason see a conversation between himself and Willie going down?

Watch the clip. We think he's very ... optimistic.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Neither him or the Duck attention wh0re should've been there, enough already

213 days ago
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Champagne Jayne    

C'mon TMZ - If it ain't. Bieber - then don't bother us. SHEESH.

213 days ago
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Vote2012    

In my opinion it's only gays who really care about this type of story. I never heard of Jason Collins in sports before he decided to announce to the world he is gay. The problem with the gay movement is everything is over hyped in the real world outside of Hollywood and NYC the people really do not care who is gay and who is not gay.

213 days ago
4.

bucktownboy    

"Robertson was untouchable" Why does that bother Jason? Being gay, did he WANT to touch him?

213 days ago
5.

Katie Perry's Mini Bar Snatch    

How is this a story. Willie wasn't there to meet Collins??? And so what if Phil said gays are going to burn in hell... he's just one man with an opinion of what happens in the afterlife... you can't fix every moron with an opinion you don't like.. let it go people.

213 days ago
6.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

Wow Dude, congratulations, you are gay, we get. But do you have to run around and flaunt that you put your pecker in nasty dark places? YeeeeeUCK!

213 days ago
7.

Mikey    

This guy sucked as an NBA player (no pun intended) and now he's celebrated for having butt sex with other men. How sad.

213 days ago
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Mikey    

On one side you have Willie Robertson who build a successful business and provides jobs for working Americans, on the other side you have an out of work NBA player who's claim to fame is having butt sex with other men. And who does Michelle Obama champion, you got it, the butt sex guy. What a country.

213 days ago
9.

Truth    

Why can't gays just mind their own damn business? Everybody doesn't have to like you. Everybody doesn't have to approve of you. Get over yourself already.

213 days ago
10.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

Obama - Protector of Anal Intercourse between men! Whew, thank God for the change! America is SOoooo much better now.

213 days ago
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FUT THE SHUCK UP    

Reporter: So Mr. Obama, what do you feel your biggest accomplishment was?

President: Well, I made it much easier for men to get f_cked up the A$$.

213 days ago
12.

Ace    

They both like quack.

213 days ago
13.

Steve    

Jason led on his girlfriend for 8 years that he was something he wasn't. What she is, is 6' 7' or about that, and now she has to find another man. He screwed her over big time. I can't praise this guy for anything.

213 days ago
14.

Phil Mcl    

Not going to happen you can't change the bible or a persons religious beliefs.

213 days ago
15.

indaknow    

I bet Jason would love to corn-whole Mr. Dynasty.

213 days ago
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