Seattle Dragons LB Kyle Queiro got into a bit of hot water over the weekend on Twitter. He made comments about “Golden” singer Jill Scotts attractiveness and the twitter storm began.
Queiro wrote in since-deleted tweets
“People are attracted to JILL SCOTT!? And by no means is she ugly, but ya’ll really sexually aroused by her?”
Scott got wind of the comments and turned a negative into a positive by advocating for Black women who have recently died.
“Wait…I’m was trending again???”
“Ok then-JUSTICE for Breonna Taylor!!! Justice for Oluwatoyin Salau!!!! Justice for Sandra Bland!!!!!” Scott wrote. “Loving ourselves and each other is respectful and uplifting; supportive. EYES ON THE PRIZE, LOVE VILLAGE, EYES ON THE PRIZE.”
Wait…I’m was trending again??? Ok then-JUSTICE for Breonna Taylor!!! Justice for— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) July 11, 2020
Oluwatoyin Salau!!!! Justice for Sandra Bland!!!!! Loving ourselves and each other is respectful and uplifting; supportive. EYES ON THE PRIZE, LOVE VILLAGE, EYES ON THE PRIZE. pic.twitter.com/2cbmugtv8t
Queiro later admitted that his message was
“poorly worded and conveyed”
He then shared a lengthy apology and implied that he did not intend to make anyone feel like their appearance was not good enough.
“I’m aware of the layers of hurt I peeled back with my words. I had no intention to make people feel less than, but that’s simply not good enough. Intention doesn’t equate to impact. I am aware of how much more important one’s impact is than their intention. Knowing this, I still offended a large number of people and for that I am deeply sorry.”
Queiro was selected by the Seattle Dragons during the Phase 5 portion of the 2020 XFL Draft. He finished the season with 11 tackles and one interception. He suffered a season-ending injury during the final game before the league shut down.
He was runner-up for player of the week in week two of the XFL season after securing the game-clinching INT in the Dragons only win.
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