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BY: John “Hennry” Harris
Earvin “Magic” Johnson‘s son, Earvin Johnson III (E.J.) recently made the shocking revelation on TMZ that he is gay earlier this year, prompting an array of responses and opinions from the public. Despite all of the backlash, Magic and family appears to be standing by E.J. and giving him their full support.
“I don’t care about the backlash, if somebody doesn’t agree, that’s just tough on them. I’m gonna love my son until the end,” Johns0n told theGrio previously.
“He has a right to decide who he wants to be, who he wants to date, and who he wants to marry, and he has decided that that’s a man, and that’s okay by us.”
E.J., who has a love for shopping, made possible from his father’s athletic career and numerous lucrative business ventures, has turned his hobby into a venture of his own.
Last week, E.J. appeared on E!’s Fashion Police alongside legendary comedienne and fashion critic Joan Rivers trading witty bantor and barbs about the latest styles worn by celebrities. While on the show, E.J. revealed that he will also star in his own reality show airing on E! in January titled Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.
On Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, E.J. is one of five wealthy young adults who will feature their lavish lifestyles and designer realities as they parade around the city for your enjoyment.
“You’ll see me doing the absolute worst with all my crazy friends,” he said.
E.J. also told Rivers that he enjoys a very close relationship with his famous father and that they enjoy going shopping together – although according to E.J. he has better style.
Magic Johnson is a 5x NBA champion and 3x NBA Finals MVP player with the Los Angeles Lakers who ended his career abruptly in 1991 after announcing that he had contracted HIV. Johnson used his celebrity status to educate the masses about the disease and push for tolerance of those infected with the disease. Magic was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and rated by ESPN as the greatest NBA point guard of all time in 2007.