OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) will air the exclusive Michael Sam documentary on Saturday, December 27, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The 90-minute documentary follows the life of Michael Sam, who made history when he became the first openly gay football player drafted into the NFL. After the documentary, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, Oprah will sit down with Michael in a special episode of Oprah Prime for an exclusive television interview, the first since he was cut from the NFL.
Personally I’m very interested in seeing this documentary and the sit down interview with Oprah. I especially would like to hear his feedback concerning the kiss. As stated in the promo teaser, looking back on it was the cake in the face and subsequent selfies with said cake-face too much? I also really would like her to ask him if he received any negative feedback from the black gay community. In my opinion I do feel that a large percentage of black gay men are not feeling Mike Sam just as with Jason Collins. Most of these men will tell you (mainly those who are more sports literate) that neither Sam nor Collins are good athletes. You know, because most of us are really good at playing major league sports. Becoming an NBA player or being drafted into the NFL is something most African Americans do after a couple years in college…its the norm for us black men. Of course I’m being sarcastic. Truth be told many of the non-supporters of Sam and Collins aint digging them simply because they’re in interracial relationships. I get it but I do feel that even at their same skill level, if these same black men had black partners, the reception from many black gays would have been a lot more welcoming.
What do you think? What are your thoughts about the upcoming documentary? Is there anything you hope to hear from Sam in the interview? Do you think that if either of these men were not in interracial relationships, many in the black gay community would have been more excepting of them?
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