(Source) The retired athlete posted a picture on Instagram of his own contorted face next to Jahmel Binion’s selfie. FOX 2 reports the post, captioned “Smile today”, earned more than 14,000 likes with former University of Michigan athlete Trey Burke and rapper Waka Flocka Flame joining in on the teasing. The post has been deleted. But for Binion, the damage has been done. With missing teeth and abnormal hair growth caused by the rare disorder ectodermal dysplasia, the Michigan man is used to getting bullied – but Shaq’s mockery was too much to bear. He considered Shaq his basketball idol and respected the former high-profile athlete’s charitable works and advocacy for disadvantaged children in America.
“I’ve been getting teased since I was yay (sic) tall. People laugh at me, stare at me,” Binion said. “I was kind of hurt because I’ve always looked up to him. I’ve watched Shaq play basketball since I was (inaudible), so I was like, why are you making fun of me? He is supposed to be this role model.” Despite the abuse, Binion has a positive outlook. He said the cruel taunts have inspired him to start an anti-bullying campaign called Hug Don’t Judge. “I can’t let it get to me, because then I get hurt and depressed,” he said. O’Neal did not respond to Fox’s request for comment.
I really want to feel bad for Jahmel Binion, sounds like he’s had a pretty shitty life, but I just can’t. Sorry Jahmel but this is just the price we all have to pay to be around Shaq aka Shaqtus aka Shaqfu aka The Big Aristotle aka the funniest man in the world. Dude wakes up and does hilarious things. Voices, faces, nicknames, fake tripping over trash cans last night
you name it Shaq does it. That’s just comedy bro, so yeah sometimes disabled people get made fun of. Sorry Shaq is trying to make us laugh, maybe next time don’t be so disabled and Shaq won’t have to make fun of you, ever think of that? Because last I checked no one does comedy like Shaq does comedy. Funniest guy in the world, and it’s not even close.
This story is so absurdly unreal you can’t even make it up. I feel like every day we see a pro athlete do the right thing and defend disabled kids and kids getting bullied at school. Then you have Shaq, just bashing the fuck out of some poor kid that idolizes him. Unreal.
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