Kobe Bryant the Racist Raping Homophobe
Kobe Bryant has been a racist, rapist and now homophobe gets added to that list.
First, Kobe Bryant caused raised eyebrows when appearing in a controversial photo shoot that critics claimed depicted him through a racist lens, then he was involved in a rape case a few years back and now Bryant has caused controversy yet again, by saying a homophobic slur.
The LA Lakers star player mouthed “F—-ot” to a referee on Tuesday after he wasn’t able to get a ref’s attention. According to Kobe Bryant, “What I said should not be taken literally,” and he also claims that he acted out of frustration. That “frustration” is costing the player $100,000…perhaps this will be enough to curb Kobe Bryant from saying the word again.
NBA commissioner David Stern explains the fine, saying, “While I’m fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated. Accordingly, I have fined Kobe $100,000.”
Because Kobe Bryant earns so much money, it is not yet evident whether the fine will have a real impact on the player. Several human rights organizations have complained since the incident, and are rallying for the basketball player to issue a deeper apology.
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