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Magic Johnson's Son E.J. Grants First Interview About COMING OUT, Being ATTACKED, And Becoming A Role Model

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E.J. Johnson gave his first interview since coming out a few weeks ago where he reflected on the "outing", revealed his thoughts about attacks on his character and how he hopes to inspire others through his experience. Watch the interview inside....

 

After his "outing" made headlines around the world, E.J. Johnson (who has the full support of his famous father, mogul Magic Johnson) spoke to "Gwissues" host and interviewer Howard Bragman (who's also his publicist) about what life has been life since he was first "outed" and how he hope to use this experience to help others. He also addressed the barrage of criticism that was directed his way via social media and how he was able to lean on his family for support. Here are the highlights:

On being "outed":

"For me, it was really surprising because I didn't think it was gonna be that big of a deal. I had been out to my friends and my family for at least five years. It was almost as if I was coming out of the closet again so like reliving the experience has just been both exciting and interesting rather because I've been through it but to have the media involved is just different but I'm reveling in it.

"I always wanted to come into the spotlight.  I always had dreams and plans of doing my own thing and creating my own image, so it came a little sooner than I thought it would but this is still something I knew I would be going through and would have to experience."

On social media attacks:

They’d say nasty things about me and what I’m doing … It’s almost like they’re attacking me for being me.....and so to that I can only say, ‘Well, I can only be myself, so I don’t know really what you want me to do.’”

On receiving support from his family:

"I am very, very, very blessed to have the family that I do. My parents have always been super supportive. My sister and I have always been really close and she's been really supportive as with my brother. When it was time to come out, I was, obviously, scared as most people are. After I got all the love and support from my family then I knew I could go out and conquer the world, I guess."

On coming out to his parents, Magic and Cookie:

"I told her how I was feeling and she obviously told me that she had known and always would love me anyway. The same thing happened with my dad like a year or so later. Everyone has to get used to it. No parent is prepared 100 percent and fully for something like that. We all had to work and move forward."

On being a role model:

"I definitely want to set a really good example....I would love to have a talk show someday and just be another voice for [my] generation and, you know, be the voice for young gay people who need someone to be on TV or wherever else to talk to them, and talk about all kinds of issues that all of us face. Not just homosexual issues, but all kinds of issues."
 

Watch the interview here:

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Hi E.J., I'm a Big fan of

Hi E.J., I'm a Big fan of your father, Just want to say God Bless you baby keep your head to the sky.

OMG he looks just like a fat

OMG he looks just like a fat Cookie. LOL. His mom spit him out. He seems like a confident young man who's comfortable with himself. What more can parents ask for? Magic and Cookie did a good job.
The Real Thing's picture

Hes great. Centered and

Hes great. Centered and ambitious ~~~!

Why is the world so fixed on

Why is the world so fixed on people sexuality? On another hand although he favors his mom I hope he dont ever ever eva try to dress up as a woman, he needs to stay a gay man.
SlowNeckBecky's picture

I think you know the answer

I think you know the answer to that...many people feel being gay is choice and it goes against christian values. People sleeping with both men and women for the joy of sex, well lets just say I am against it. Most Gays I know and have seen on TV are all over-the-top!!! the way they act and dress..I have some Gay friends but I never ask about what its like..we just don't go there

I just pray he do not get

I just pray he do not get Aids from his gay life style,because his dad got it from sleeping around,Lord help me i am so blessed i did not have to deal with that with my only son,they are some strong parents..please keep it safe,family do not need anymore hurt..

VERY NICE INTERVIEW... I kept

VERY NICE INTERVIEW... I kept seeing Cookie and Magic in him and their loving energy...he's very well spoken, high self esteem, and smart...he could be the next IT person if he creates the right image and branding
Reign's picture

I am not trying to be mean

I am not trying to be mean (truly, I'm not!), but he looks like a black gay Shrek.
nicolehill92's picture

A Role Model? Nope...I Will

A Role Model? Nope...I Will Not Tidday. Yallz Have A Good One. Bye!
Keyths'Girl's picture

He seems very smart, well

He seems very smart, well spoken and mature for his age. I wish him well!
Burself's picture

He is too young to be that

He is too young to be that damn fat. I didn't know the face could stretch that far out. If he ever decide to lose weight he will have a lot of sagging skin on his face
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Bella. you think Kenneth`s

Bella. you think Kenneth`s article is nice, on wednesday I bought a great Car after I been earnin $8626 this month and-over, ten grand this past month. it's definitly the most comfortable work Ive ever had. I actually started eight months/ago and straight away brought home minimum $70, per-hr. I use this website, BIC5.COM
sandrabai797's picture

I'm trying to be nice today.

I'm trying to be nice today. But he makes my ass itch. Not because he's gay. But just because. On a positive note, acceptance is a great thing.
BEEMA SUX DIX's picture

If your ass is itching like

If your ass is itching like that...it may be an inclination that you should go on ahead and wash it.....
Eden Hansom's picture

Rolling

Rolling
star's picture

I will let your dumbass lick

I will let your dumbass lick it off for me and Sunflower Jones can watch with her pressed ass. lol
BEEMA SUX DIX's picture

No thank you. Sounds like

No thank you. Sounds like it's time for you to visit your doctor.
Eden Hansom's picture

Bwahahahahaaaa! I thought the

Bwahahahahaaaa! I thought the same thing, Eden!!!
Sunflower Jones's picture

mind your business welfare

mind your business welfare ho.
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