043014 Shaq JahmelCan someone tell me what the hell Shaquille O’Neal was thinking when he Instagrammed a photo making fun of a disabled fan’s selfie?

If that wasn’t bad enough, Shaq stitched his photo to a picture of Jahmel Binion, who has a rare disorder called ectodermal dysplasia, which causes missing teeth and sparse hair growth. The post received 14,000 likes with Waka Flocka Flame and other celebrities joining in on the mocking.

Shaq eventually deleted the post, but it’s too late. Binion considered Shaq an idol and respected the athlete’s charitable work and advocacy for the disadvantaged.

“I’ve been getting teased since I was yay (sic) tall. People laugh at me, stare at me,” Binion says to Fox 2 news in Michigan. “I was kind of hurt because I’ve always looked up to him. I’ve watched Shaq play basketball since I was (inaudible), so I was like, why are you making fun of me? He is supposed to be this role model.”

But Binion has managed to turn the negative experience into a positive, starting an anti-bullying campaign called ‘Hug, Don’t Judge.’

“I can’t let it get to me because then I get hurt and depressed,” Binion says.

Let’s see if Shaq and the others apologize and support Binion’s cause.

Shaq didn’t respond to Fox 2’s request for comment.



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  • Mary Burrell

    Shaq has no room to talk, he’s not the most attractive guy either. If he didn’t have wealth he wouldn’t be significant.

  • hlk

    Another reason why Twitter and smart phones are called idiot devices.

  • Smegtasticus

    Shaq made a career of bouncing a ball around a court. Sure he was great at that and was paid millions for it, but that doesn’t mean the man isn’t a loser in other respects.

    Fuck Shaq and Waka Flaka Flame and any other celeb douchebag who made fun of a man for having a condition.

  • Leonardo Ulloa

    Erybody here just a bunch of “fine Christian people” huh? :/ dont think so there guy, theres not this many good people these days.. Im sure alot of people grew more mature and stopped making fun of people as they grew older, but til this day i see people of all ages and races making fun of others on the internet thinking its not bad because its just a pic of a person somewhere in the world we’re never gonna ever meet or answer to. This case is just because its a famous person involved so automatically they get put out on front street. Once you hit the lime light you cant even breathe excessively without someone saying your taking up too much of the worlds air.. Im not saying this is ok but some of you people need to stop acting like you’ve always been so perfect.