As Twitchy reported, the NBA’s out-and-proud Jason Collins today received both a personal tweet of support from first lady Michelle Obama and a phone call from the president himself. Obama reportedly told Collins he was “impressed by his courage.” Speaking of courage, plenty wondered when some other brave individuals (or their families, at least) would be receiving a call from the White House.
President Obama called Jason Collins this afternoon to express his support and said he was impressed by his courage. #Equality
— The White House (@whitehouse) April 29, 2013
Has he called Chris Kyle’s family yet? President Obama calls Jason Collins because he’s gay. bit.ly/1882yA5
— ★♥ Harriet Baldwin(@HarrietBaldwin) April 29, 2013
So Obama called Collins to wish him well on coming out. Did he even acknowledge Chris Kyle? What about all the wounded warriors? #epicfail
— Brooke(@guntotinchick) April 30, 2013
— Jared Mucha (@Muchajared) April 30, 2013
— Michelle (@FL_Chelle) April 30, 2013
The president really called Jason Collins?Funny he never called the parents of Bryan Terry to say how brave he was or the Benghazi fams!
— Michelle (@michnic70) April 29, 2013
— Rob Tam (@robtr2) April 29, 2013
So Barack Obama calls Sandra Fluke and Jason Collins, but not the family of Brian Terry & Benghazi four, priorities Barry.
— Wreck it Rich (@richdurand77) April 29, 2013
— ctmommy (@ctmommy) April 29, 2013
— Harry(@Tark31) April 29, 2013
Jason Collins gets a pesonal phone call from the President for being gay…do you think Chris Kyle family received any calls??? #tcot
— chris hinckley (@C_Hinckley) April 29, 2013
Hmmm..Wonder if Tebow received a call and shout out from the Obamas for courageously and openly expressing his love for Christ?
— Kim Wilson (@MrsKimWilson) April 29, 2013
Chris Kyle gets murdered not one word from the White House, one athlete announce he is gay and story dominates news w/shout outs from Obama
— Bill Warnock (@brdgBill) April 29, 2013
— Mike Mentges (@mmentges) April 30, 2013
Obama is calling millionaires to support them because they’re gay when cops & firemen & doctors are saving peoples lives & getting no calls
— AnotherMansTreasure! (@BigBadBaragon) April 30, 2013
Time to honor the truly brave people that Obama never calls–our servicemen/women and veterans. Thank YOU for your service! #MilitaryMon
— Tish(@KamaainaInOC) April 30, 2013
So, an NBA player came out as gay. And this merited a presidential phone call why? Oh, yes: public theater and distraction.
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) April 30, 2013
Time to put some more minutes on the Obamaphone? There are a lot of brave people out there.
Obama should really be giving calls to black people who come out as conservatives. Objectively, we’re treated much worse than Jason Collins.
— Chidike Okeem (@VOICEOFCHID) April 30, 2013