Chad Johnson may have had a tough year, but the former NFL player still has a few fans left — though maybe not the kind he was expecting. The troubled athlete put out an A.P.B. on Twitter yesterday asking his overeager male fans to stop sending him naked photos.
“I think I’m overly friendly and accepting of ALL that some are mistaking my kindness as an opportunity to try me…check my next 2 tweets,” he posted. The tweets that followed featured some very NSFW pictures of scantily-clad men. Added Johnson, “I embrace and love ALL but these are unacceptable!!!! This isn’t fair to me and my well being.”
Johnson implied he doesn’t have a problem if his female fans send similar pictures. “So women just sent me 276 Insta DM’s that fast to trump the filth, I appreciate that ladies,” he said. The former Miami Dolphin was called out for being homophobic by at least one fan, who said “homosexuality is not a preference. You do not choose to be gay.” Johnson attempted to clarify his stance, replying, “Listen, I support you regardless.”
The athlete formerly known as Ochocinco may not be pleased with the attention he’s getting from his gay male fans, but it’s got to be better than all the negative press he’s gotten since his split from ex-wife Evelyn Lozada.