Kobe Bryant’s Trayvon Martin Comments Draw Rage On Twitter (Tweets)
Kobe Bryant shared his feelings on the Trayvon Martin case for the March 31 issue of The New Yorker, and was quoted saying he didn’t support the teen because he was made to feel like he was “supposed to, because I’m an African-American. That argument doesn’t make any sense to me.”
He was also asked how he felt about the Miami Heat posing in hoodies in support of Trayvon, but Kobe said he didn’t see how the uniformity showed “progress.”
“So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, we’ve progressed as a society, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.”
His comments left Twitter users split, with some airing their disappointment of the star athlete, while others defended their idol.
And now…Twitter reacts.
KOBE Is you have nothing decent to say don’t say a anything! I guess the next time he rapes somebody he's on his own.