No matter how you slice it, it was a big deal when Earvin Johnson III publicly came out of the closet!
It was important not only on a personal level for E.J., but on his community and family! Especially with how huge Magic (his father) is in the black community, church, and professional sports! It was incredible to see his unfiltered support for his son!
Now, he's opening up about it all in a new interview! Here's what he had to say:
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When EJ publicly came out as gay (adorably holding his boyfriend's hand while walking down the street), a lot of people wondered how Magic Johnson would react — and he reacted flawlessly!
If you think about it though, you begin to realize that this isn't just about EJ coming out (though that's the majority of it, and nobody can take that from him!), but also what it does for the black community AND the sports community tied up in their high-profile lives! And guess what? For Magic, it should all be positive regardless if there are a few nay-sayers! He then opened up about how he's supportive of it all!
It all started when EJ was 13.
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We've been super happy for Magic Johnson's son, EJ, and his decision to publicly be out and proud at the age of 20!
He was spotted yesterday walking around with his boyfriend, hand-in-hand, not a care in the world — except for the love between them! We're sure he cares about that! The cherry on top of all that inspiration is that his mom and dad are extremely proud of him, being supportive in every way!
Now we're hearing that fellow Laker baller Kobe Bryant is proud of the whole family! Here's what he said:
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Magic Johnson's son, Earvin (or EJ for short), made an incredible move and went public with his boyfriend! Like everyone else, we are SUPER PROUD of him!!
There's nothing like being out and free!!
We also love the fact that Magic and his wife are completely supportive! Here's what Magic said:
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