Social Media's Reaction to Jason Collins Coming Out

Jason Collins made history Monday when he came out as gay, the first athlete in a major American team sport to do so. Collins was flooded with support via social media as the world reacted.


  1. Followers, fans and celebrities alike voiced their support for Collins' decision. 
  2. Bryant wasn't the only NBA player to express support. Scores of tweets flooded in.
  3. Alumni from Harvard-Westlake High School in Studio City also rang in.
  4. Social media also buzzed over Jarron Collins, Jason's twin brother, confusing him for a bit with Jason.
  5. Not all were in complete support, as Miami Dolphins Mike Wallace later deleted and apologized for his initial tweet: "All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with guys SMH"
  6. Collins wrapped up the day by thanking his supporters.