Jimmy Butler Spotted In Vulgar T-Shirt, Apologizes On Twitter

Jimmy Butler has apologized for the pictured t-shirt he was spotted wearing in June (not last year) which references a title of a Lil Wayne song, saying he does not support the message, it “simply matched my shoes.” To his defense, it seems Butler wore the shirt as a joke, the friend that posted it captioned the photo: “My Son Not Even TriLL like that,” followed by a bunch of laughing emoji icons.

Butler’s apology:

In regards to the picture that is circulating… It was early last year and the shirt simply matched my shoes. In no way do I support the message written on the shirt. I sincerely apologize to any of my fans who may have been offended. Much love, JB.


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  2. Garrick Harris

    07/24/2013 at 4:21 PM

    So typical “Gansta” wannabe attitude of black youth. Talent without character is a terrile waste. This is the same type of thing that got TM killed. Ware your pants down around your butt. Sad for such a great race that is so talented – Sports, Song, Dance. Always being the victum and never taking responsibility for the babies they make. Killing each other, selling drung to each other. Boys disguised as men need to grow up!

  3. jonnybullet

    07/25/2013 at 1:06 AM

    As far as gangster wannabes, that trash is perpetrated by black entertainers and that includes athletes. True, the initial flurry of the gangster persona propagation was started by white promoters to play on the fear of certain whites towards black men. But when the money started flowing everyone had their hand out, in this me 1st generation, to heck with the tragedy this mentality causes as long as the money keeps flowing in. So who is stupid here? If there are so many intellectuals that feel this is the wrong path, why are they not speaking out with all of the vim and vigor that this type of crisis deserves? It’s because they are not really into changing things, look at Whitney Houston, she destroyed herself because so many ignorant people screamed she was not black enough. So she decided to be black enough, and it killed her! That’s just the most recent example, I could cite many more, it’s not a difficult to fix but you have to have enough willpower to do it, and that’s where many folks are lacking.

  4. Tang

    07/26/2013 at 1:07 PM

    Nobody cares what he wears…
    If he wants to wear a shirt that says that, let him wear what he wants.. the shirt was made to be worn by anybody doesn’t matter who they are.

    Like really.. he’s not killing anybody, hurting anybody, or telling kids to smoke weed.
    He likes women, okay?
    He has money, okay?
    He may or may not smoke weed, who cares?

    I understand why SOME people may find this inappropriate considering he’s a very good basketball player and kids may look up too him, but when you try to make people be a certain image that’s not them, you have a lot of problems.

    Let the man wear what he wants to wear, get off of athletes.

  5. jonnybullet

    07/26/2013 at 4:35 PM

    Of course he’s not hurting anybody, or is he? Your actions have consequences whether you’re famous or not, which you say and what you do as far as conduct goes can affect many others besides yourself. It’s great people like to do things for shock value, although if that’s what you need to do for attention, something else is lacking. Unfortunately the most impressionable among us are the children and that’s where the concern comes in. If you are a public figure you have a certain responsibility as far as conduct goes, you can claim it’s not an athlete’s responsibility or basically any public figures responsibility but it absolutely is their responsibility. A majority of young folks would rather talk to one of these public figures Whether they are athletes Or not, than their parents. You still say it’s not their responsibility? Although they have their hand out to the public for the money the public would spend on sporting venue tickets or other merchandise that’s endorsed by them, then again it is absolutely their responsibility!

    If you want things to be better or you claim that you care about society’s ills, don’t cop out and say it’s everyone for themselves, that’s not the way society is supposed to work. But if you are too dumb to figure that out been there isn’t much hope for society.

  6. Roy

    07/27/2013 at 3:16 PM

    It would be wise to make sure you proofread your comments and make sure your grammar, punctuation and spelling is correct before trying to make profound statements.

  7. jonnybullet

    07/27/2013 at 8:14 PM

    Considering English is not my 1st language I think I do quite well. And since you are such a genius why don’t you proofread for me? If all you have to do is gripe about grammar and punctuation I would say that’s fairly pathetic.

  8. anthonyhughley

    07/28/2013 at 9:02 AM

    Jimmy butler can wear whatever he wants to people read to much out of nothing

  9. patrick

    07/28/2013 at 6:47 PM

    You racist stereotype fuck need to Al die an this world would be a better place drudge by what they were an how the dressed so tipacle ass wipes

  10. Joe Johnson

    07/31/2013 at 11:37 AM

    True athletes need to be held to a higher standard but the kid is 23 years old have fame and fortune granted to him of course anyone in his situation will make a few mistakes everyone does. His are just placed under a microscope, he seems to have high character values in general. He took responsibility for what he wore and apologized for any negative influence it might have had. Taking responsibility for his actions will send just as strong of a message to youth and actually being seen wearing the shirt. Not that I’m religious but “let yee who is without sin cast the first stone” anyone who is giving Jimmy Butler shit for wearing a shirt is a hypocrite because they have certainly made there fair share of mistakes they just aren’t under a microscope. When he wore the shirt he wasn’t even famous because he hadn’t had his breakout season yet, effect the youth of America wasn’t even on his scope at the time I’m sure. Of course the media wants to drum of any controversy it can because it gets attention. Why not get on lil wayne for putting the lyrics into a song go crucify him he was doing so knowing youth would hear the lyrics, people should stop and think before they go crucifying someone for a single action, but that’s what the internet is filling with ignorance….

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