Timberwolves star player, Anthony Edwards apologized after posting a homophobic video to his Instagram story this past weekend.
Many famous people maintain their main Instagram accounts tidy and trouble-free, and they use “Finsta” accounts for anything else that can cause issues. Only the most trusted members of the person’s network are permitted to follow on the Finsta [fake Instagram account], allowing the celebrity to post whatever they like without worrying about being “canceled.”
A celebrity is now currently dealing with a Finsta fallout. Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards who posted a video to his regular Instagram account instead of his Finsta has stired up quite a furor. Of course, users recorded the video and immediately took it to Twitter.
The video in question showed Edwards recording a group of people from his vehicle and making homophobic remarks about them.
“Look at these queer a** n****s, man. Look at the world I came to.” Edwards joked. “These n****s different.”
This is not a very good situation to be in for a universally liked player who has always been unproblematic on and off the court. It didn’t take long for the video to go viral and soon came the inevitable apology. In his defense, the apology seemed genuine and he took accountability.
Let’s hope it’s accepted and his career saved.