NFL superstar, Odell Beckham Jr., is no stranger to rumors and speculations. For years there have been rumors questioning his sexuality.
The rumors came to a peak this week after the Giants wide receiver showed up to the Met Gala wearing a black skirt suit.
The photo was posted on the 18 Karat Reggae Facebook page and fans of the page were asked to rate the picture on a scale of 1 to 10.
Not only did most people rate the photo a zero but there were comments referring to the football player as “GAAAY” and potential fish (the Jamaican term for a homosexual).
Beckham got wind of the criticisms and made it clear that it is absolutely ridiculous for someone to be labeled as being a homosexual just based on the way they are dressed.
“I am a trendsetter when it comes to style and fashion,” he wrote. “Playing football is my profession and setting fashion trends is my hobby. The trends that I set do not define my sexuality.”
The rumors about Beckham’s sexuality started as a result of him being guarded when it comes to publicly sharing about his dating life. As a result, many rumors have circulated over the years.
In 2015, the New York Daily News reported NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin said the wide receiver is taunted with gay slurs.
“For some reason, everybody goes after him with gay slurs,” Irvin told the news outlet. “He’s a different kind of dude. He has the hairdo out; he’s not the big muscular kind of dude. The ladies all love him. He’s a star. I wonder why people are going in that direction. It blows my mind. I told him he can’t let stuff that people say get to you.”
Odell Beckham has maintained that he is only in love with his football career.