Earvin Johnson III, best known as Magic Johnson‘s son, is moving forward after recently coming out to the world. Though many people have a problem with him being gay and the lifestyle that comes with it, E.J. has let it be known that he can only be himself and he won’t apologize for it.
EJ recently told Howard Bragman on Gwissues:
“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.
I am very, very, very blessed to have the family that I do… 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.”
He went on to acknowledge those who have spoken out against him:
“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.”
“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 and not just homosexual issues but all kinds of issues.”
E.J. doesn’t fall too far from the tree – he seems just as mature and open-minded as his dad Magic. Check out the full interview below!