SO WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT PEOPLE BEING BULLIED.. BUT IN THE WNBA...SIPS TEA WELL, CANDICE WIGGINS SAYS SHE WAS BULLIED BECAUSE SHE WAS OPEN ABOUT HER SEXUALITY AND HER SEXUALITY IS HETEROSEXUAL...SHE SAYS THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE WNBA IS SO TOXIC THAT SHE GAVE IT UP AND NOW SHE IS SPEAKING OUT
SHE SAID THIS IN A RECENT INTERVIEW:
“I wanted to play two more seasons of WNBA, but the experience didn’t lend itself to my mental state. […]I didn’t like the culture inside the WNBA, and without revealing too much, it was toxic for me. …My spirit was being broken.”
“Me being heterosexual and straight, and being vocal in my identity as a straight woman was huge. I would say 98 percent of the women in the WNBA are gay women. It was a conformist type of place. There was a whole different set of rules they (the other players) could apply.”
“There was a lot of jealousy and competition, and we’re all fighting for crumbs. The way I looked, the way I played – those things contributed to the tension.
People were deliberately trying to hurt me all of the time. I had never been called the B-word so many times in my life than I was in my rookie season. I’d never been thrown to the ground so much. The message was: ‘We want you to know we don’t like you.’”
THIS TEAS DISTURBS ME IN A WORLD WHERE WE ASK FOR TOLERANCE IT CAN NOT BE IN REVERSE I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON HOW THIS PLAYS OUT