While it seems all he was trying to do was celebrate a bit of Seattle culture, Quarterback Russell Wilson has found himself in a bit of hot water recently due to the fact that he attended a screening of Fifty Shades of Grey. This is because Wilson is a devout Christian, and many of his religious fans have a serious problem with him seeing a film that they believe is unfit for public screening.
This whole situation began back on Friday morning, when the Seattle Seahawks player left a message about seeing Fifty Shades of Grey on his personal Twitter feed:
While many responses to the message were rather passive, with many simply expressing surprise that an NFL star would go see Fifty Shades of Grey, it was the Christian side of Wilson's fanbase that expressed outrage for Wilson's public support of the film. You can read a few examples below:
The negative response to the original Tweet prompted Russell Wilson to send out yet another message, explaining his stance on the matter and explaining why he went to go see Fifty Shades of Grey and what he took away from the experience:
Looking at this entire situation, I must say that Wilson really handled it the best way possible. He didn't apologize for seeing the film - which he absolutely didn't need to do - and instead simply used logic to reasonably explain his actions. At this point, maybe what now really needs to be done is for us to pray for the poor souls who are offended by the idea of a football player seeing a movie.
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