With the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson took to Twitter to express his disapproval of the decision, saying that pedophilia and incest could soon become legal after this. When Robinson’s comments were met with backlash, he decided to not delete his profile, but rather to keep it and make all the tweets private. However, Robinson’s tweets can still be read via screen shots.
According to Deadspin, Josh Robinson hopped on Twitter to rant about the decision to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. It was already legal in Minnesota prior to today’s ruling, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Marriage equality same as incest & child rape: Minnesota Vikings CB Josh Robinson | BB http://t.co/8FGjkTE3Pdpic.twitter.com/cOIuyUBCXm
— BobsBlitz.com (@BobsBlitz) June 26, 2015
Robinson also got into a brief debate with another Twitter user on the issue.
— Matt (@ParallelMatt) June 26, 2015
Robinson’s account has since become private, meaning one can no longer view his tweets unless he or she is following him. Before he did so, he tweeted out one final message that people have the “right to believe what they want to believe.”
“You shared yours, I shared mine.”
Predicting “my account was hacked” in three… two… one… https://t.co/LtwJZAwCnI
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) June 26, 2015
Others have responded to Josh Robinson’s comments, noting that he’s going to get a lot of negative attention because of what he said.
Josh Robinson should maybe quit Twitter……
— Paul Lambert (@MeatSauce1) June 26, 2015
.@JROB_2one enjoy the media disaster that you’re about to rightfully endure for this one. — Kyle McLorg (@Kyle_McLorgBASG) June 26, 2015
@JROB_2one equated gay marriage to pedophilia and incest and now his tweets are locked. Someone’s PR team is working overtime.
— J (@JoshuaMcJohnson) June 26, 2015
But there are some who feel Josh Robinson shouldn’t be ridiculed for expressing his opinion.
Ridiculous how Josh Robinson is being ridiculed for sharing his beliefs. @JROB_2one
— Josh Schauer (@JoshSchauzee) June 26, 2015
@JROB_2one Thank You. No one else had the courage to say it.
— Carter Falzarano (@carterdavidfalz) June 26, 2015
The Minnesota Vikings have yet to release a statement in regards to Robinson’s comments, and it’s uncertain if Robinson will apologize for what he said.
What is your take on Josh Robinson’s comments?
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