Skip to comments.Shaq under fire for mocking disabled fanís selfie
Posted on 04/29/2014 9:18:41 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
Former NBA star Shaquille ONeal is under fire for mocking a disabled fans selfie.
The retired athlete posted a picture on Instagram of his own contorted face next to Jahmel Binions selfie.
FOX 2 reports the post, captioned Smile today, earned more than 14,000 likes, with former University of Michigan athlete Trey Burke and rapper Waka Flocka Flame joining in on the teasing.
The post has been deleted. But for Binion, the damage has been done.Modal Trigger In a now-deleted post on Instagram, Shaquille ONeal made fun of a disabled fans selfie.
With missing teeth and abnormal hair growth caused by the rare disorder ectodermal dysplasia, the Michigan man is used to getting bullied but Shaqs mockery was too much to bear.
He considered Shaq his basketball idol and respected the former high-profile athletes charitable works and advocacy for disadvantaged children in America.
Ive been getting teased since I was yay (sic) tall. People laugh at me, stare at me, Binion said. I was kind of hurt because Ive always looked up to him. Ive watched Shaq play basketball since I was (inaudible), so I was like, why are you making fun of me? He is supposed to be this role model.
Despite the abuse, Binion has a positive outlook. He said the cruel taunts have inspired him to start an anti-bullying campaign called Hug Dont Judge.
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Yup. I had some respect for the guy but he’s just another fraud.
I would assume that this will cost him millions. Brilliant intellects always find their pedestal sooner or later.
“Yup. I had some respect for the guy but hes just another perpetual adolescent.”
Will Shaq be banned from commentating NBA games, will he be banned from NBA arenas as well
I like shaq but what he did is about the same thing that the nba owner did. We deal with special needs people all the time. What he did was harsh and needless.
The young Mr. Binion is taking it all in stride. He’s a classy young man and Shaq ought to be ashamed of himself.
Shaq, you are one DUMSUMBITCH.
“Waka Flocka Flame”
Who the hell is this? I must refrain from commenting or I will be banned from FR as a certain NBA owner was this morning.
Nothing real will come of this.
....some animals are more equal than others.
Not unless he dissed on blacks or homos or muzzies. But I repeat (tripeat) myself.
The person he dissed on IS black..and the other idiots who mocked this young man are also black..so black on black bullying..nothing will come of it, they will just say “Aww Shaq was just being his immature self” now, if Shaq were a Republican, CNN would take time off from looking in a black hole for a plane to report on this non stop
I’m sorry but is everybody a freaking victim?
“Somebody hurt my feelings once so I guess I’m gonna die.”
I’m sorry the guy has his feelings hurt but non-disabled people get their feelings hurt every day too. If you aren’t black, brown or disabled, no one pays any attention and you get over it already.
What I would tell my kid is that the guy has no class, forgive him, pray for him and get on with your life.
Getting revenge may seem sweet at the time but it will ruin you along with the hatred you accumulate from your grievances.
Nothing to worry about; you can only get banned from the NBA for life if you use the “n” word.
You can mock the disabled or, heck, commit murder, treason and armed robbery and you’ll only get fined.
That was gonna be my question. Will he be banned from making business decisions for teams?
It isn’t everyday that someone posting a selfie is physically handicapped or sensitive about their deformity. Shaq probably also have thought the picture was a joke or just a guy making faces before realizing there was a disability involved.
Good I’ve been screaming at the media idiots over this.
That is all you’ll ever hear of it. This will not be on TV 24/7. There is no outrage. No calls for resignation. No huge fines. No president condemning it.
All because the guy enjoys protection from birth - protective pigmentation.
Absent-minded foolishness... whatever...
So, will shaq be banned for a lifetime of going to any NBA games because he was obviously dicriminatory in his actions toward the disabled? I thought not.
Jahmel Binion has more integrity in his pinky than any of these pampered hypocrites who mock him.
His life has probably been a living hell in Detroit but he seems to take it all in stride and just moves on with his life.
Yes, but when do we stop saying, “But he hit me first!”
That never works out well.
The Chik fil a and the Duck Dynasty debacle was able to be played out right, they stuck to their guns and we stuck with them.
Screw Shaq we need to be out there defending Sterling’s right to say what he believes repugnant or not.
They’ve tried to make Bundy out to be a racist and then miraculously they get some conservative opinionator to support their side. I don’t care if Bundy is racist, he has a right to be if he wants and they are just trying to change the subject because the government is sooooo wrong on this.
He’s not claiming victim status. He’s not looking for revenge either.
Quite the opposite, actually.