Fans of Jill Scott immediately came to the “Golden” singer’s defense Friday night after Kyle Queiro — an American linebacker who’s previously played for the Dallas Cowboys — tweeted his disbelief that anyone would find the Philadelphia songstress attractive.
“People are attracted to JILL SCOTT!?” Queiro questioned, adding, “And by no means is she ugly, but ya’ll really sexually aroused by her?”
After the initial backlash, Queiro went on to imply people find her attractive because of her “energy,” not her looks.
Grammy-nominated singer/rapper Tory Lanez was one of many to respond to the implication, tweeting that “You can’t trust” a man that doesn’t find the “First Wives Club” actress stunning.
“Jill Scott is a BEAUTY beauty. That woman looks like the sun so I know denying her attractiveness is ridiculous,” wrote one fan, with another adding, “Jill Scott has always been for-real gorgeous to me. There will be no slandering of her….EVER!!.”
Others accused the athlete of attempting to fat-shame the star, tweeting, “Do people really think that having some fat cells automatically makes you unattractive? What corner of the world have they been living in. Jill Scott has been beautiful at whatever size she’s showed up, so I don’t know where this is coming from. Woman is gorgeous!”
Queiro has since deleted the offending tweets, later posting, “I tried to explain my tweet after realizing how poorly it was worded and conveyed. I didn’t grow up on Jill Scott so it was news to me that she was a sex symbol, and I just tweeted. Stupidly. It was best to just delete it & take my L.”
“I’ve also seen people equating my tweet to both: fat shaming and a hatred of black women,” he added. “With how prevalent that is, I can understand why people may feel that way. But that is not the case here.”
Scott has yet to acknowledge the slight.
[via Page Six]