30 disturbing and disgusting tweets about Jason Collins coming out

@jasoncollins34 Kill Yourself

— Zubair C (@ZC23) April 30, 2013

Jason Collins shocked the world this week by becoming the first openly gay pro athlete (besides baseball player and inventor of the high-five Glenn Burke who was out to his teammates) and has been met with hate from ignorant people along with the praise he has received.

The hate being spewed at him is sadly not a surprise.

This collection is not intended to change any minds. The people who wrote these tweets think that what they are doing is okay and right, and it would take a lot more than simply holding up a mirror to them to get them to change their minds.

This collection of tweets is intended to open the eyes of anyone who is passively indifferent to gay causes or may be on the fence about vocalising their support for gay people in their lives.

Gay people wake up every day knowing that there are millions of people in the world who hate them for what they are. Gay people in other countries wake up every day unsure if they will be alive at the end of it. Kids here in Canada are bullied to death with words like these.

After reading these please do your part to let your friends and family know that you support gay people and gay rights. Send a positive tweet to Jason Collins, for example, or just do something simple as update your Facebook status to say that you love and care about the gay people in your life.

These are 30 disturbing and disgusting tweets about Jason Collins coming out.

Jason Collins should die

Listening to Jason Collins describe his gayness as “beautiful” makes me wanna puke. And kill him. — Milky Cabrèra (@Big_Sal17) April 30, 2013

Id kill jason collins if he was my teammate…..thats dirty — Pause(@Sethsummers3) April 30, 2013

Jason Collins kill yourself bitch — Alvin Arreguin (@AlvinArreguin) April 30, 2013

Jason Collins a fuckin faggot! Stone his big sorry ass! DEATH to GAYS — Shed Ruckus (@ShedRolliNNN) April 29, 2013

I think all gay men should die a horrible death that Jason Collins shit got me pissed — crackman (@crack247) April 30, 2013

Jason Collins is a Faggot

Jason Collins is a flaming faggot — OGRICH (@94BabyOct10th) April 30, 2013

Jason collins is a faggot for sure. He’s seeking attention just like a female does. — El Jefe (@_Jefe1_) April 30, 2013

#ThoughtsInMyHead Jason Collins is a huge faggot not a “hero” — CA$H$HOE$™ (@CorteIII) April 30, 2013

Tebow is terrible and Jason Collins is a faggot. Can espn go back to normal now? — Joe Palmer (@JoePalmer567) April 30, 2013

Soooo Jason Collins is a faggot ?! Smh ! KILL HIM — Jamal(@Tweet_ha_out) April 30, 2013

I’m so sick of hearin all this crap about how Jason Collins is a hero for admitting he’s gay. He’s just another faggot if you ask me. — ★JacobQuinton★ (@iAmTheJay_cup) April 30, 2013

Ewwww. Jason collins is a faggot. Way to start off your career buddy -_- — iHaveMyReasons (@KillingExiaSora) April 30, 2013

Jason Collins is the first NBA player to announce that he is a faggot — Young Gangster (@MauriceWatt23) April 30, 2013

I’m disappointed in sports media for making Jason Collins out to be some kind of pioneer or something. Dude is a faggot.. That is not ok.. — Josh Smith (@Josh_Smith86) April 30, 2013

Jason Collins Is A Faggot, This Is The #NBA Not The (N Be Gay).. — BryteParkMark ~∫ω~ ☭ (@MarkyMarkGoon) April 30, 2013

Jason Collins is disgusting, certainly not a hero

Comparing Jackie Robinson and Jason Collins to each other is a disgrace to the legacy of Jackie Robinson. — Kyle Richardson (@kRich_or_die) April 30, 2013

Jason Collins a hero? No he is just a homo gettin rammed up the ass. Our true heroes are our soldiers at war. — Clay Talley (@ctalley002) April 30, 2013

Jason Collins is Being treated like some superstar hero for admitting he gets fucked in the ass — Bill Waggoner Crew (@BobLafleur1) April 30, 2013

WHO THE FUCK Needed to Know about @jasoncollins34 – a 7 FOOT MAN, Liking what he HAS, Loving SUCKING DICK & being FUCKED IN HIS ASS…???!!! — REGGIE STARKE (@REGGIE147REG) April 30, 2013

Everybody that congratulates Jason Collins needs to congratulate the next person to murder someone. — Seth McReynolds™ (@SethMac4) April 29, 2013

Jason Collins will burn in hell

Jason Collins gonna burn in Hell and I can’t fucking wait. — Rick(@GhostfaceDealer) April 29, 2013

Fucking Faggot burn in Hell. ASAP @jasoncollins34 — Trevieus clay (@Fuk_KobeDaDevil) April 30, 2013

President phones Jason Collins to express support yhoo.it/12VRWC2 fucking faggots should burn in hell !!! — Deo Rawendra (@deorawendra) April 30, 2013

@jasoncollins34 Attention seeking SODOMITE! You’re going to BURN IN HELL for all ETERNITY!!! — Rev. Norman Price (@RUAparty) April 30, 2013

Idc how many people or star’s say they support Jason Collins for being gay. He’s still going to hell. FACT!!! — Nathan Brindley (@NateBrindley03) April 29, 2013

Everybody talkin bout they proud of Jason Collins for coming out,they going to HELL wit him,smh,God made adam and eve not adam and STEVE!!!! — CJ Lowe (@CJlowe55) April 30, 2013

@jasoncollins34 your going to hell dude, sorry#truth — Tod Costello (@TCostello23) April 30, 2013

Ayo real talk…. No one should get recognition for being an abomination…. Jason Collins is going to hell right… fb.me/257kKEPFV — Mega Man (@Mega_Man_904) April 30, 2013

Jason Collins is going straight to #HELL — Jared Heath Allen (@jaredheathallen) April 30, 2013

Idk why ppl all proud of Jason Collins for coming out…at the end of the day the man going to hell..God made man and woman for a reason — Davon Coleman (@TweetGameSuperb) April 30, 2013

It is attitudes like these that make his coming out all the more important.

Hopefully someday soon a gay athlete, actor, politician, or person won’t require the fanfare, but until then every single gay person needs the reassurance of your love and support. Their life could depend on it.