Mets end Kiss Cam joke some fans deemed homophobic

The New York Mets will stop showing two opposing players on their “Kiss Cam” after some fans accused the franchise of homophobia.
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The New York Mets will stop showing two opposing players on their “Kiss Cam” after some fans accused the franchise of homophobia, reportsThe Huffington Post

“We have, on occasion, included players from opposing teams in our popular in-game Kiss Cam feature,” the Mets said in a statement to HuffPost Live. “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.”

One Mets fan, Etan Bednarsh, started voicing his discomfort with the Mets on Twitter back in April and did so again earlier this month.

The Mets sit atop the National League East standings at 83–63.

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