Magic Johnson loves his kids, no matter whom his kids choose to love.
The 53-year-old basketball legend and co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers said as much to TMZ after the celebrity website posted a video of Johnson's son, Earvin Johnson III, out in Los Angeles with his reported boyfriend.
The video depicts 20-year-old Earvin, who goes by E.J., walking along Sunset Boulevard hand-in-hand with an unidentified gentleman. E.J., a New York University student who's one of Johnson's three kids, didn't discuss his sexuality or his companion in the video, whom TMZ refers to as his boyfriend. Instead, he chatted about the Dodgers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Nevertheless, Magic Johnson told the website that he and his wife Cookie stand behind their son 100 percent.
"Cookie and I love E.J. and support him in every way," he said. "We're very proud of him."
Johnson's remark has reverberated through the sports world and beyond, particularly in light of recent events. Former NFL player Kwame Harris recently confirmed he was gay in an interview with CNN, hoping his acknowledgement would help other athletes be open about their sexuality. That's a tough battle in an era where there aren't any openly gay athletes currently playing in any of the four major male professional sports.
To that end, Johnson's unconditional support of his son is being seen as another opportunity for the legend to promote acceptance, and it turns out he's not alone in that effort. NBA star Kobe Bryant told TMZ that he not only wasn't surprised by Johnson's remarks about E.J., but that he appreciates it his openness.
"Of course Magic is supportive of and loves his son," Bryant said. "Why should anyone be surprised? What I can't tolerate is a lack of tolerance."
this poor dear is stuck
Well.. Dad shagged everything that moved – so I guess the son took it one perverse step further. Maybe it's a contest to see who dies of AIDS first?
hey, Hey, HEY!
I love my morbidly obese gay son, BUTTERBALL Johnson.
Sure he's proud...What man would not be proud of that? What else is he going to say?
Am I the only that hates TMZ? Only time I ever have seen it is when I can't find remote. Who cares about the celebs' kids.
What is this to be proud of this is a SHAME!! A good father would sit down with his son and explain to him that he is a man and God made a woman for him to hold hands with not another man.( I know this is your life and I love you very much but I am not supporting you in this matter and if you ever need someone to talk to you I am here for you anytime of the hour. Never bring this mess around me I can control what happen at my house you do whatever you want in the street because you are the only one that has to answer for whatever you do but son this mess a man with another man is wrong )!!
Congrats Candy, you're a terrible human being.
Candy I think we both know that he isn't proud of what his son has is and how his son has made him a laughingstock.
Well said Candy.
Well, I think it's good that his parents have unconditional love and acceptance for him- some of you all wouldn't be posting the kind of foolishness that you post here if your parents had treated you better.
HOWEVER, he does look a mess, I mean, like what u like, love what u love, but a dude THAT big trying to dress like a dainty little woman...just doesn't work.
you see that right?
Sheeba Flu Came From Where again==didn't come from a black person
the poor thing is suffering from sunday embarrassments again
the poor thing is suffer from sunday embarrassments again
feel bad for this kid...
Good for Magic Johnson! He and his wife support their son, and the new media has no gossip. No where to go with this one. Better luck on the next one!
Two omos in the immediate family? Pedophilia comes to mind.
we're going too give her the recognition she deserves.
but we sand bagged you to come visit
Good to hear All people are being accepted in our society by everyone. PeaceAll.
see sand bagged.
1 in the stink...posts. LOL
THE PINK POST IT WAS THE FOOD WE NEEDED TO GET BACK INTO THE HOUSE-YOUR THE TRAILER
everyone this morning knows what you get everyday by everyone.....a good old sand bag right across the face.
YOU SEE THAT PINK POST IT WAS TOO LOOR YOU IN....AND IT WORKED.
WILL NEVER STOP HER....EVER...CAUSE YOU HACKED INTO THE HOUSE
Suk me, all of you.
WE NOW NEED TO FIGURE WHO SM IS...SAND BAGGED
Go home y'all. Loosers. LOL
SHE THOUGHT I STOLE MY OWN EARRINGS....MIKE...I BROUGHT THEM TOO NICK TO FIX THE DIAMOND...
which located in the front of my skirt....
it makes you look fatter. Did you buy that one at Walmart? Why, did you loose your cheapo earrings now?
AND TOMORROW IS RED CORAL DAY-
voted: act of jealousy....wait until you see the studs my x gave me...
and ask me to bring you Burger King all the time...
first merryl and next goldie
not BURGER king, because you're from a poor, white trash family.
get lost and go do something
(if she didn't have any hair)
talk about crude
I realize that gay is OK. I realize that Magic is okay with his son being gay. No problemo.
Honestly clue me in, however. If a person is born gay (not disputing, just assuming) how does the whole effeminate dress and act play into it? If clothes and many traits are based upon societal constructs and norms (women wearing dresses for example) how does one go from being gay to also being a borderline crossdresser?
What two people do on their own time is their own business. I have to be honest, however, gays would be more easily accepted if many didn't act effeminate. Think of it this way; there are people into ALL kinds of weird stuff. That doesn't mean I have to be comfortable watching it.
do what i do...don't watch
Most gays do not have a desire to latch on to purses or wear furs or heals. Most gays act like your every day straight guy. I know because I am gay and most gay people I know, while they may have more feminine qualities than straight men, are masculine. While most gay men or more into "designer" wear, they don't desire to wear clothes typically worn by women. As a gay man, I have no desire to be with another man that acts more like a woman.
MOVE OVER TYLER PERRY IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE FOUND A NEW MADEA !!!
Magic Johnson has lived a very immoral life, which is why he has HIV. If a man or woman chooses to go that way, his or her kids will be worse. Is it any wonder why his kid is now a gay?
Roger the ignorant, self-righteous blog-troll has lived what he thinks is a moral life, but somehow ended up with a hateful, uncaring and callous viewpoint regarding his fellow human beings. If a man or woman chooses think and live that way, his or her kids will be worse. I wonder just how incredibly awful and troll-like Roger's offspring are?
Gay is OK. Get over it.
If you don't like what you hear-daz too bad...shut the radio off...
Seek professional help.....
I have no problem with him or his orientation, though I do think his "look-at-me (please!!!!)" style and approach suggests he isn't all that happy with himself. I don't envy the lives of the children of the rich and famous, no doubt they get lots of attention growing up, but not the kind they want. "He's 'Magic Johnson's son!!!! OMG" most popular-ish kid at school, but he has to fight the 'they only like me because of my Dad' demon. I feel for him. I'm sure he'd like a life of being acknowledged for who he is regardless of who he's related to.
Roger, I can hardly wait until you come down with a serious health issue, so we can all say that God is punishing you for your immoral life. But I suspect you already do have health issues - I imaging you sitting in your wheelchair, all diabetic 400 pounds of you, unloved and without a single friend. So you sit behind your typewrite and play God all day.
How do you know if magic johnson lived a immoral life, you have people who's lifestyle is not immoral but yet manage to contract hiv. You have babies born into this world with this diease. You certainly don't need to be gay to contract hiv.People say God knows all about us then why would he allow a person to be born knowing they are gay and it goes against his will, Then that would make God a liar wouldn't it? Obivously he doesn't that big of a problem with gay people there's a helluva lot of them every where you go and their here to stay lol
Gay is fine. I have a problem with the purse. It gets lost with the outfit.
He looks like a basketball. Just saying.
I know what you mean
cause they spose give me bettr eyesite. Tey only give me the sh!ts. W.T.F. man?
Leave the man alone...who cares what he does....
I agree, who cares. I consider myself a christian, it is NOT my place to judge. The self righteous so called christians fail to follow the teaching of the God I serve. Feed the hungry, clothe the poor, see that justice is served, be a peace maker, do not judge. Love they neighbor as thy self.
It is a shame so many of our elected officials who are in a position to set examples that all Americans can follow, fail to do. SO GOES THE WHITE HOUSE SO GOES THE NATION.
live the dream
almost as much as melted cheese. Ketchup is ok too, I guess. I don't put nothing on McDonald's fries because they're ok just as is.
His love for another man should be on equal par with marriage between man and woman. Let this holy matrimony, no man tear asunder! Stop the discrimination, intolerant religious people!
This should not be a political issue. A woman's right to choose SHOULD not be a political issue. What is wrong with these old archaic politicians. They were sent to Washington to serve the America not for monetary gain by only serving the wealthy. All of them should be working 24/7 in order to create jobs that pay a living wage. All Americans would prosper even the wealthy if our representatives in House and Senate would have the best interest of the 98% at heart.
We need jobs, Pres.O has presented 2 job bills, they were rejected by the House. Folks, check all of the FACTS through out the last 10 or 15 years TAX CUTS have NEVER created jobs let alone a living wage. R. Reagon tried, it DID NOT work. Don't take my word for it check for yourself.
Don't take my word for it do your own research, TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS has NEVER worked. Check History
As a proud gay black man, I applaud the courage of Earvin not to be trapped by narrow societal norms. His father was renown for prowess in bedding thousands of women, but Earvin has chosen man, instead. You go, boyfriend!
there I more style then I am
So what if his son has a different lifestyle. Why does it even matter to anyone, it does not affect your life in any way. .
did you forget the correct details....that's why we're here too help compulsive liars in blogging...that is our mission
and the new furniture was on back order.....you were there....so you must have heard the conversation
can we help him?
and nothing will stop 2 pack...
and anything you do we have....so now stop it and live life in a happy way not in misery-darn you missed the construction workers for the attic yesterday....
now move along...you have 30 people laughing at you
TMZ needs to stay out of everyone's business. The only thing this young man did was to be the son of someone in the limelight. He should be able to live his life without ridicule and gossip. And it's so nice to see the childish comments from all of these so called adults.
I could care less if he is gay or not, but seriously dude lay off the carbs!!!
As long as he is happy and people treat him nice, then good for him. I hope he has a wonderful happy life.
Yeah, & Magic admitted to having HIV after confessing to sleeping with over a thousand women. so your facts dont change or affect my post. Btw, when did Shiz learn manners?
It was a porn star,I always had manners now I'm just trying to teach you the world is bigger than you suburb(or small town).
Big shiz was a gay porn star, I bet.
Your sister is a porn star,or is it your mom. Oh wait,there the same person
The kid speaks well, seems to have good self-esteem, and appears well adjusted and relaxed. It is not easy being the offspring of a global superstar, as we routinely view the tragic emotional trainwrecks–especially one of the biggest studs in the world constantly in the spotlight.
......another great Magic accomplishment. Bravo !
Who cares if someone is gay or not? I don't really see why this is a story.
And yet you're here, reading about... the story.
Sorry, didn't mean to be such an as shole with that last comment - it was late in the day and I was still somewhat hung over from a long night of dancing with my boyfriend. I don't know why I'm such a loser like this - always criticizing others for their comments on stories. I am such a mean b!tch.
Gay isn't even funny anymore. Bowel movements is where the real comedy money is these days. Bowel movements. Jokes about number two always bring in the big laughs.
in a woman's private parts that I'm seeing lately, but you're right - a good, poopie turd joke is where it's at, y'all.
THE JONATHAN MOMENT IS HOW WE LOORED HER IN AGAIN....HE' NOT EVEN HERE.
forward too the head of CNN that's why they are there...
Weeiner. HotDog Weeinies.
i'm not gay however i would never call my man gay ever ever ever...
I find most of the statements on this blog appalling. As a gay lesbian I am proud of my heritage and ethnicity.
thanks for speaking up Yolanda....if the gay comments bother you do what we do.....just send everything too the head of cnn...thanks.
It's spelled lesbean, dangit.
@S you sound gay.
WHO CARES!!!! Go eat a muff pie and shut up. I'm straight and proud only straight people don't announce it daily. We don't have to keep reassuring ourselves and others.
Linda you had to reassure yourself you were straight...did you realize that
GET LOST YOUR A LONELY SLOB....(NOT REFERRING TOO THE ARTICLE)
I find that odd
"My nieces are darling," said Sid.
"To oblige them I do as I'm bid."
As he tucked them in bed,
he asked: "What's to be read?"
"Uncle Rhemus," they cried, and he did.
I'm not sure whether I should laugh at this, or feel ashamed because I want to laugh at something so tasteless.
I am just completely and utterly disgusted by some comments posted about this article. It sickens me to think that some people have nothing better to do than spend their time making lame and absolutely terrible comments about positive and uplifting stories, all over the Internet.
I applaud Johnson and his wife for not only supporting their gay son, but for publicly stating it as fact.
Perhaps someday in the near future, it'll be laughable or even criminal for someone to bash someone for being gay...And I also fantasize that someday it'll be trendy for gays and lesbians to refrain from calling someone a "straight"...
What's everybody so afraid of? It's Love...nothing to be scared of! And don't fool yourself for a second! People bash other minorities because they simply don't understand them and are afraid of them!
IF THEY KEEP BASHING GAYS, BLACKS AND JUST ABOUT EVERYONE WHO DOESN'T FIT THEIR CRITERIA
It's ok your mom named you Gay. I don't see what the big deal is. A name is a name.
It is correctly spelled lesbean, like the beans.
I AM NOT GAY...ARE YOU?
naaah. not really. but it's ok if anyone is.
I'm not colored. My name just sounds that way.
Racism and bigotry exists because people are afraid of what they do not know.
People need to get out of their little boxes and experience life.
I am the proud SIL of a gay female.
I applaud Magic and his wife for stqanding and admiring their son.
Are you serious?!!! LMAO what else would he say? He just said that to the cameras I love it how gullible people like you take it in to be true. LMFAO.
Gay is more of a ladies name that a mans name. We can't help what our prents name us though. Im Clevon.
a big old FAT ASS
Gay is a very nice girl. I went to school with her. She would always share her snacks. I like Gay.
amazing all these problems point too 1 person all the time....what a marroon
marroon is a beautiful color. it is ethnic like me. a color often found in dashiki clothing of east Africa.
We don't allow gays here in Utah the beautiful. Gaynicity is a sin.
You sound gay.
its always the same person calling everyone gay
everyone is gay to this person on all the blogs....
The point is Dad does not want to smack him. His Dad and Mom love him for who he is. Your approach leads young gays and lesbians into a life of shame, homelessness, and suicide. Think before you post.
Nope. Smack 'em good. I heard you might can knock the gay right out of them if you smack them hard enough.
there is 1 other....hahahahaha
People should never harm themselves. That is a gay thing to do.
is someone a racist against gays.....
is she gay?
sounds gay. Maybe his dad should smack him a few times and tell him to straighten up.
That's his son?! Lmfao.. What a disturbing image that comes to mind..lmao. Oh s*¡t!!!
Did you know straight women are the most likely to catch HIV? Sokman I don't think your stupid,on the other hand its obvious you haven't experienced the world outside of your small community. People are all different,if we where all the same life would be boring. Grow up
Yeah just don't grow up to be a big shiz. One of those is already too many.
so there is no HIV
Having a evil bitter heart is no way to go through life.
And being a big shiz ain't nuthin to be proud of either.
I can ba a lot more to be proud about than you pathetic troll.
Oh, jeez, ANOTHER nasty post from YOU? Is that you, Ann Coulter? Ugh.
wish her well
rest is the key too happiness
I'm a gay man, trapped in a lesbian woman's body? What does that make me? What do I do?
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