|Former NBA player Enes Kanter turns acknowledgement about LGBTQ+ existence into some nonsense about teaching boys about oral sex. Gets dragged all over Twitter for it.|
Over the weekend, Barkley took the microphone at a Lake Tahoe, California, bar and said he bought Bud Light for everyone. He then called Bud Light critics “rednecks” and “assholes.” “If you’re gay, bless you,” Barkley said. “If you’re transgender, bless you. And if you have a problem with that, fuck you!”
Please note that Barkley said nothing about sexual intercourse, teaching kids about sexual intercourse, or anything vaguely resembling stuff like that. But apparently Kanter heard something to that effect because he sent out this tweet:
I hear what you’re saying Charles Barkley, and yes, we shouldn’t have any problems with the LGBTQ or Trans community. However the problem starts when they try to come for innocent kids.— Enes FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) July 18, 2023
Stop pushing this agenda on our youth!
LEAVE KIDS ALONE!!!
We do not need to have literature… pic.twitter.com/MLVXZW5qSP
His exact statement was the following:
I hear what you’re saying Charles Barkley, and yes, we shouldn’t have any problems with the LGBTQ or Trans community.
However the problem starts when they try to come for innocent kids. Stop pushing this agenda on our youth! LEAVE KIDS ALONE!!!
We do not need to have literature in schools that show boys how to suck di*k
My fellow LGBTQ+ folks, how many times has this happened to you? You simply mention (usually for a point of clarification) that you are a member of the community and instantly you get accused of trying to talk about your sex life? Or get accused of trying to "shove it down someone's throat." Or told by others that "they don't want to hear about it" (whatever it may be.)
And then when you point out their basic inanity, they either mention or send to you some cherry-picked nonsense (usually from Twitter) which they think proves their point (while usually having nothing to do with the conversation at hand.)
It's a reality that we have learned to live with it. Some folks are just damned determined to reduce our lives to matters of lurid sexual intercourse. Some folks are simply obsessed with picturing us as a constantly plotting cabal out to "groom" kids and spread communism (or whatever "ism" they fear at the moment) while having lots and lots and LOTS of sex at the same time.
If these idiots gave it a serious thought, they would realize just how ignorant they sound. Or at least envy our stamina if they actually believe we can do all of those things without getting exhausted.
Fortunately, others responding to Kanter's tweet proceeded to call out his absolutely bizarre and disgusting connecting of simply acknowledging the existence of LGBTQ+ folks to teaching kids sex acts (yeah, even I got a shot in):
Whatever, Anita Bryant. That's an ugly beard you've grown since I last saw you in the 1970s.— Holy Bullies (@holybullies) July 18, 2023
I see you're navigating this culture war in the same way you'd navigate a pick and roll.— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) July 18, 2023
“We do not need to have literature in schools that show boys how to suck di*k”— Rashaan (@Rashaan_954) July 18, 2023
Just the boys? Why so specific Enes?
What school you going to where they teaching kids how to give head pic.twitter.com/CA44rPrpK2— Harold Stricklin (@hdotstrick) July 18, 2023