Kenyon Martin Forgets Dreads Are NOT Just for Blacks. These days we all like to express ourselves with our hair, so more and more people have dreads. The only problem is that some people like Kenyon Martin feels that its a black thing.
Think again, black people are not the only people who can have dreads Kenyon Martin. Read on to see what he said about Jeremy Lin…
Kenyon Martin has been very vocal about the Brooklyn Nets Jeremy Lin, who revealed his latest hairstyle this week.
Lin had heads turning, and others rolling their eyes like Kenyon Martin, who appeared offended by Lin’s hairstyle. WTF man, if he wants dreads let him. He is a product of his environment.
Kenyon Martin weighed in on Jeremy Lin’s new hairstyle saying:
“Do I need to remind this damn boy that his last name Lin? Like, come on, let’s stop this. These people. There is no way possible he would’ve made it on one of our teams with that bull— going on on his head. Come on. Somebody really needs to tell him like aight, we get it. We get it, you want to be black. We get it, but the last name is Lin.”
Martin followed that up with another video:
“See I ruffled a few of ya’ll feathers, so good. Take ya’ll comments to the bank and see what they give ya’ll for ’em. That’s what I think about them first and foremost. But that man grown. That man can rock whatever hairstyle he want to rock. That don’t mean I have to like it or agree with it. Second of all, I’m grown. I can say whatever I want to say it about. It ain’t about race. It ain’t about none of that. Grow up, people, it was a joke, but I don’t like it. I don’t agree with it, so it is what it is. I’m having a fabulous Wednesday. Ya’ll do the same.”
Jeremy Lin responded to Kenyon by stating:
“It’s easy to take things that we enjoy from other cultures — that’s one of the coolest things about a melting-pot society like ours. But I think we have to be careful that taking doesn’t become all we do. With all the division, political turmoil and senseless violence in our society right now, we need to talk to each other more than ever.”
He posted this on Twitter:
Jeremy makes a valid point and maybe Kenyon should wake up and realize there are real issues to worry about. Who is Lin hurting by wearing dreads? No One!
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