Bryant scolds a fan and people listen on Twitter. Kobe Bryant apparently scolded two fans on Twitter for using the word "gay" as in an insult. According to a report from Monday (Feb. 11), Bryant posted, "Just letting you know@PacSmoove @pookeo9 that using 'your gay' as a way to put someone down ain't ok! #notcool delete that out ur vocab."
This was spurred on by an exchange that two fans were having on Twitter and it ended up working pretty quickly, because the person who posted the first derogatory post has since deleted it. The user then posted that Bryant, "just made a big deal over a joke that meant no harm." Regardless of why the original poster decided to delete their post to Twitter, it looks like it only happened because Bryant said something.
Bryant is no stranger to derogatory language, though, as he has been fined by the NBA for using it before. Back in 2011, Bryant was fined $100,000 by the league for using a slur. He would later apologize for using the homophobic slur, but his public image definitely took a big hit in the process.
When someone pointed out to Bryant on Twitter that he had used the slur before, he made another post. Bryant posted, "@onepercentofone @pookeo9 exactly! That wasn't cool and was ignorant on my part. I own it and learn from it and expect the same from others."
Owning up to a mistake he made in the past, Kobe Bryant scolded a fan in a way that will be remembered for a long on the internet.
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