After we got news that 12 year veteran Jason Collins came out to Sports Illustrated as being openly gay there were a lot of different reactions some negative but mostly positive. Many of the reactions to Jason were people congratulating and honoring Jason for actually being the first player to speak on his sexuality. Check out what some of your favorite celebs had to say below about Jason Collins!
Kobe Bryant ✔ @kobebryant
Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU
Michael Strahan ✔ @michaelstrahan
So proud of @jasoncollins34 for having the courage to stand up and out for who he is. I support, respect and salute you!!
Russell Simmons ✔ @UncleRUSH
proud of Washington Wizards’ player Jason Collins (@JasonCollins34) for coming out. we will stand with you as you continue on your journey.
DL Hughley ✔ @RealDLHughley
Jason Collins came outa the closet 2day but he’s not even a starter! It’s kinda ironic that the 1st openly gay pro athlete rides the pine!
Eva Longoria ✔ @EvaLongoria
So proud of Jason Collins for being an example of bravery and courage. I applaud you!!!
Bill Clinton ✔ @billclinton
I’m proud to call Jason Collins a friend.
Chelsea Clinton ✔ @ChelseaClinton
Very proud of my friend Jason Collins for having the strength & courage to be the first openly gay player in the NBA.
Rosie O’Donnell ✔ @Rosie
Thank you Jason Collins – for being the first one – knocking down doors !!!
Howard Stern ✔ @HowardStern
Big support to @jasoncollins34. That’s not an easy thing you did
Earvin Magic Johnson ✔ @MagicJohnson
Jason Collins has announced that he is gay. I know Jason and his family well and I support him 100%.
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