You would think a person who is presumed to be married to fashion and also spotted front row at many Fashion Week shows in The States and abroad, not to mention in the pages of COUNTLESS fashion magazines would have a deep sensitivity to gay rights and “the cause” (I mean let’s face it….gay run fashion, yes? BUT OF COURSE!).
Well, think again! Because New York Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire is at the center of a huge scandal that has involved him using a gay slur to a disgruntled Knicks fan on Twitter.
TWITTER!!! One of the most POPULAR social networking sites on the Planet! We have to use our heads, people.
Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire is owning up to a homophobic message he sent to a fan on Twitter this weekend — and now wants to publicly apologize, telling TMZ, “I should have known better and there is no excuse.” Amar’e adds, “I am a huge supporter of civil rights for all people. I am disappointed in myself for my statement to a fan.” The NBA just announced … Amar’e has been fined $50,000 over the incident — for what the league called “offensive and derogatory language.” Amar’e sent the message Saturday in response to a bitter fan, who criticized Amar’e for the Knicks’ poor finish last season. The fan wrote, “@Amareisreal you better come back a lot stronger and quicker to make up for this past season mannnnnn deadasss!!!” Amar’e responded in a direct message, saying, “F**k you. I don’t have to do anything f*g.” Amar’e apologized to the fan directly soon after, writing, “I apologize for what I said earlier. I just got off the plane and had time to think about it. Sorry bro!! No excuses. Won’t happen again.”
It’s all fun and games til someone gets hurt, or….you’re fined.