Russell Simmons, Kathy Griffin, Diablo Cody + More in Celebrity Tweets of the Day
Today, April 29, NBA center Jason Collins became the first male professional athlete to bravely step out of the closet — and celebrities displayed a range of reactions.
First, there were the good:
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) April 29, 2013
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) April 29, 2013
Congrats, Jason Collins, and thank you!
— Diablo Cody (@diablocody) April 29, 2013
proud of Washington Wizards’ player Jason Collins (@jasoncollins34) for coming out. we will stand with you as you continue on your journey.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 29, 2013
I’m proud to call Jason Collins a friend. wjcf.co/154piCi
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 29, 2013
Being real & authentic is very powerful. Well done Jason Collins for having the courage to take a monumental step forward. #LiveReal
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 29, 2013
Fellow player Kobe Bryant was supportive.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 29, 2013
But NFL player Mike Wallace didn’t really “get it.” We’re guessing he’s not much of a thinker.
Rosie O’Donnell overheard someone who didn’t quite get it, either.
Overheard at the gym ” Joan Collins came out as gay? “
— Rosie O’Donnell (@Rosie) April 29, 2013
Aaaaand model Chrissy Tiegan just likes congratulating people:
I dunno who you are Jason Collins but I am extremely proud of you if that means anything.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 29, 2013