By: Michael Ganci

Mets Kiss Cam Accused of Being Homophobic

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Honestly, I’d thought I’ve seen it all, but today is a whole different twist in what’s been a weird season headlines for the Mets.

Personally, I thought it was funny for the kiss cam, which airs later in the game, to take a glimpse into the visitor’s dugout. I have been to 11 games this year, and I’d say it only started about half way into the season. One or twice, players hugged or even pretended to kiss, but most others, they would act like it was just another camera and go about their business.

But now it’s a problem. After an inquiry from the Huffington Post about the kiss cam being homophobic, the Mets responded with the following statement:

We have, on occasion, included players from opposing teams in our popular in-game Kiss Cam feature. While intended to be lighthearted, we unintentionally offended some. We apologize for doing so and no longer will include players in the feature. Our organization is wholly supportive of fostering an inclusive and respectful environment at games.

Some fans have had an adverse reaction on social media to the Mets’ seemingly lighthearted joke, and others were just downright offended, which led to the decision. Here’s more from Huffpost Live:

SI.com for some reason used a photo of 7 Line fans to go along with their story on the matter, while the Daily News shared a story of their own as well. For a look at the Citi Field kiss cam, check out below:

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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