Lord have mercy. Gilbert Arenas is at it again.
Arenas said this beneath a video of two girls playing hoops in thongs: “NOW this is what america was hoping for when they announced the #WNBA back in 1996… not a bunch of chicks running around looking like,cast members from #orangeisthenewblack…dont get me wrong,they have few #cutiepies but theres a whole alotta #beanpies running around hahahahahaha if #skylardiggins came out like this,I dont care if she missed every layup..imma buy season tickets and I dont even know where the f*** #tulsa is hahahaha #2016newwnbaoutfitPLS and if u think this is sexist,9 times out of 10 u the ugly one and we didnt pay to come see u play anyway #donkeykong …smdh #thiswillbeawesome #soldouteverywhere.”
Uhhhh…flash back to 1950 here. The misogyny rotting from these comments, spit in the face of women’s rights, respect, and professional athletes. Not that I, and the rest of America, don’t think Skyler Diggins is beautiful.
We do, we just don’t denigrate her as a sexual object. She’s a damn good basketball player and worthy of being adored for her athleticism.
Leave it to Arenas to do something like this. His comments remind me of the racial-misogynistic commentary made by Don Imus in 2007. Imus referred to Rutgers University women’s basketball team, as “nappy-headed hos.” And went as far as to compare their looks to the Toronto Raptors.
This is the kind of garbage, America doesn’t need. We need forward thinking commentary, made by respectful and smart individuals.
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