I’m sure you’ve seen one of those memes about Chris Bosh, where he’s caught looking quite crazy in a photo, and people use it say that he’s possibly gay. Unfortunately, they’re everywhere these days.
Like this one:
Or this one…
Yep, some folks can’t seem to give him a break. But what they didn’t realize is that Bosh has seen some of these memes and comments on the Internet, and while he can deal with a lot a criticism, he doesn’t take too kindly to individuals questioning his sexuality. This is what he said in an interview with ESPN:
“I read it all…For a while, they were questioning my sexuality. They still do. They were questioning my sexuality, questioning my game. And I’m like, ‘Why are they all messing with me?’ I didn’t do anything to anybody. I didn’t do nothing. I just came here to play basketball. And they’re like, ‘Oh, he’s not a real superstar.’ I never cared about being a superstar.”
When it comes to people calling him “Christina Bosh” and taking further jabs at his masculinity, Bosh had this to say:
“What am I supposed to do? You want me to have cornrows and tats on my neck and just punch somebody in the face when they score on me? It’s crazy. It’s impossible. I can’t do that and play. That’s never been who I am.
I’m just going to be myself. I shouldn’t have to apologize for that. If people don’t understand that, then they don’t understand it. I’m not going to try to be somebody I’m not.”
As we always knew, these individuals in the public eye, just like us regular folks, don’t like being attacked about trivial things, and people really do come very hard for Bosh online. But what he can always remind himself is that he’s playing for the NBA championship, again, making millions per year, while those same critics are watching him from behind the computer.
What do you think of what he had to say about people’s crude remarks and memes about his sexuality?