Conservative Writer Gets Destroyed By The Internet After Mocking NBA Player's Coming Out

After NBA player Jason Collins became the first active, openly gay athlete in the four major professional American sports, the word “hero” was immediately tossed around as a description. 

It was a word that Breitbart writer Ben Shapiro mocked in a subsequent tweet:

Twitter/@benshapiroSome political operatives and writers on Twitter took exception to that characterization, deciding to search for some people Shapiro labelled as “heroes” in the past.

BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski noted that Shapiro has called conservative radio host Mark Levin a “hero” in the past:

Twitter/@BuzzFeedAndrewMother Jones’ Adam Server found a few more: former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and comedian Adam Carolla.

He also has called Perez Hilton a hero.

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