NBA legend Magic Johnson opened up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today about having a gay son.
His son, reality show star EJ Johnson, came out publicly in 2013 and regularly posts photos on Instagram of himself in gender bending fashion.
‘It’s all about you not trying to decide what your daughter or son should be or what you want them to become,’ Johnson says.
‘It’s all about loving them no matter who they are, what they decide to do. And when my son came out, I was so happy for him and happy for us as parents and we love him, and EJ is amazing.’
EJ Johnson became a media personality in his own right as part of the cast of the reality show Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. His own spinoff show EJNYC premiered in June 2016.
He has lost 180 pounds since undergoing gastric sleeve surgery two years ago.
Magic Johnson points out why it is more important than ever for parents of gay kids to stand by their children.
‘You gotta support your child because there’s so many people who try to discriminate against them so they need you to support them because if you don’t support them, who’s going to support them and love them?’