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Are the sex lives of athletes none of our damn business?

NBA center Dwight Howard was allegedly outed for being in a relationship with a gay man, setting off a firestorm of tweets poking fun at his sexuality. While he is a public figure, many feel that an athlete's sexual preference has no bearing on his or her in-game performance and should be left alone. Others think fame comes at the sacrifice of privacy and athletes should just accept that they'll be targeted for jokes. What do you think? ♂♀

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Are the sex lives of athletes none of our damn business?
#AthletesNeedPrivacy
#TheyreJustJokes
#AthletesNeedPrivacy

It's odd that so many people are concerned about someone else's sexual preference when it has literally nothing to do with them. Attacking someone for being unwillingly outed is misplaced and homophobic. It doesn't matter how famous you are. Who someone loves and is attracted should be none of your concern. 

Only losers care about someone else's life so much that they would attack them for it. Let athletes lead their private lives out with no judgment.

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Athletes know what they sign up for when they become famous. They know that no matter what they do, they will become the targets of fans. Jokes happen. They happen at games and they happen on social media. 

Sure, there is some malice toward players every now and then, but that represents a small minority. Some people are just poking fun and commenting with no ill will. Athletes should just brush them off like hecklers at games.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Are the sex lives of athletes none of our damn business?
A festive crown for the winner
#AthletesNeedPrivacy
#TheyreJustJokes