It’s not all love for the first major (active) pro athlete to come out of the closet … NBA player Jason Collins has also been the target of online death threats since announcing he’s gay.
The homophobic threats began appearing on Twitter right after Jason’s big coming-out interview with Sports Illustrated. Among the venom …
— “Yous a dead f****t talkn on tv Boy.”
— “Listening to Jason Collins describe his gayness as ‘beautiful’ makes me wanna puke. And kill him.”
— “Jason collins comes out the closet! Kill that biiitttchhhh!!!”
— “First jason collins say he gay.. Now he on espn w lipgloss on kill him now !!!”
— “Jason Collins should get the death penalty lol how u a 7 foot gay dude lol the west is crazy smh”
In the S.I. article, Collins says he doesn’t expect everyone to embrace him … but it’s unclear if he expected this kind of hatred.
We reached out to Collins for comment — so far, no word back.