Anthony Edwards Issues Apology For Homophobic Remarks

It wasn't a good look for Minnesota Timberwolves' young star Anthony Edwards. And he knows it, and has apologized. 

Edwards was caught blurting out homophobic remarks on social media directed toward the LGBTQ+ community over the weekend. Just as quickly, he took responsibility and was remorseful in posting his apology.

"What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I’m incredibly sorry," wrote Edwards. "It’s unacceptable for me or anyone to use that language in such a hurtful way, there’s no excuse for it, at all. I was raised better than that!"

The 21-year-old had posted a video on his Instagram story (since deleted) in which he calls a group of people that he's looking at “queer”, while also saying "look what the world done came to, bruh”.

The Timberwolves organization has posted its own message saying they are disappointed with Edwards' original remarks. 

"The Timberwolves are committed to being an inclusive and welcoming organization for all," said president of basketball operations Tim Connelly in the statement.

The NBA has, in the past, issued fines to notable players such as Kevin Durant and Nikola Jokic for similarly insensitive comments. 

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