Elle Leonard did not ask for this type of attention, but she is part of it now.
The Miami Heat are reviewing a video her injured husband Meyers Leonard using an anti-Semitic slur while playing a video game on Twitch. Leonard is seen playing the “Call of Duty” game and is recorded using the slur while engaged with another gamer on Twitch.
It should be noted that Heat owner Mickey Arison, and son, Nick, who is the Heat CEO, are Jewish.
His wife, Elle, took to Instagram just on Monday to post clips of herself playing basketball.
Fans quickly took to her comment section and blasted her husband while harassing her. She would soon be forced to turn off comments completely.
“We are shocked and disappointed to see @MeyersLeonard use this ugly, offensive #antisemitic slur. We have reached out to the @MiamiHEAT and @NBA about this and urge Mr. Leonard to issue an apology immediately for this egregious and hateful rhetoric,” the Anti-Defamation League posted on Twitter.
Leonard has since issued an apology.