Jason Collins Faces Death Threats Over Gay Reveal

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Jason Collins is a gay professional basketball player.

And based on this fact, some people on Twitter apparently want the center to be killed.

Jason Collins on GMA

Despite receiving an onslaught of support after he came out of the closet this week, Collins has also been the subject of some serious Internet hate and even a few threats against his life.

Among the worst we've seen:

  • "Yous a dead f****t talkn on tv Boy."
  • Listening to Jason Collins describe his gayness as 'beautiful' makes me wanna puke. And kill him."
  • "Jason collins comes out the closet! Kill that biiitttchhhh!!!"
  • "Jason Collins should get the death penalty lol how u a 7 foot gay dude lol the west is crazy smh"

Granted, there will always be moronic haters who hide behind a keyboard.

Remember when Selena Gomez received death threats for dating Justin Bieber?

But Collins has handled the adversity very well this week, appearing on Good Morning America; on a Grantland podcast with Bill Simmons; and will soon sit across from Oprah on OWN.

What is your reaction to Collins coming out?

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I'LL BET HE'S DEAD IN SIX MONTHS ..... FOOTBALL MONSTERS NOW LEARNING AN ASS SODOMY LOVER HAS BEEN STALKING THEM IN THE LOCKER ROOM AND SHOWERS !!!!! I'LL CHANGE THAT TO 3 MONTHS

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it not common for somebody to be gay

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he did it himself, this black F*ggot.

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@ abe

that's such a mean gay slur. he's probably braver than you. so many male pro athletes are gay, but are too scared to admit it.