The untold truth of Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr.’s flamboyant style on-and-off the gridiron have made him a target of gay rumors from fans, media, and opponents. The New York Post reported that Beckham’s sexuality was questioned in a 2015 game by the Carolina Panthers, who taunted him with homophobic slurs and threatened him with a bat. Although Beckham’s football nemesis, Panthers’ Josh Norman, denied taunting his bitter rival to Outsports, the New York Post quoted the outspoken cornerback as calling Beckham a prancing “ballerina.”
Ironically, the elusive wide receiver is fine with being called gay. In fact, OBJ runs with it. “It was almost more funny to me,” Beckham told GQ. “I almost messed with them even more. It’s like when someone gives me an ultimatum, I’m usually always going to go to the opposite way of what you want me to go. So when they would say that, I would almost mess with them even more. I have no problem with anyone’s sexual orientation.”
Beckham explained further that he feels “love is love,” and that there’s a specific reason the public doesn’t see him around women much. “I don’t want you in my personal life,” he told the outlet, adding, “I always try to keep my personal life my personal life. I feel like I don’t owe that to anybody.”