Patrick Patterson Apologizes For “Bulldog” Comment Towards Black Women, Gets Roasted Again (PICS)
Los Angeles Clippers Patrick Patterson is not one of those players basketball fans talk much about because of his role on the Clippers, but he was thrust into controversy when he began responding to fans on Instagram.
It all began when Patterson shared a photo of himself with his wife, Sarah Nassar, for their anniversary. “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours,” Patterson wrote in the caption. “In all the world, there is no love for you like mine. Happy Anniversary.”
A person jumped in his comment section and called Patterson a “statistic” for making it in the NBA and then marrying a white woman. “I bet she’s the only one in her family history to date a black stay woke my guy,” the person stated.
Patterson didn’t appreciate that comment, so he replied: “So I should settle for a bulldog and act like I’m happy with my life and preach ‘keep it in your race’ to the world as if Dr. King didn’t fight/die for equality, acceptance, all cultures loving one another, and no hate?”
That exchange happened weeks ago, but it started gaining traction over the past few days.
The backlash got so bad that he had to issue an apology and state why he said what he said.
“I want to address my use of the word ‘bulldog’ during a conversation with someone who I felt was making disrespectful remarks about my wife and our relationship,” he wrote. “I responded with the same, making a cruel comment on his wife’s physical stature. I know that two wrongs don’t make a right, but I let my emotions get the better of me in the heat of the moment. For that, I apologize to him, his wife, and the rest of his family for the hurtful and crude comments made on that day.”
“I love my black people,” he wrote, adding that he doesn’t hold hate for any ethnic group. “I believe in love and equality.”
It didn’t work as he still got roasted.
Here’s his wife: