Mets end Kiss Cam joke some fans deemed homophobic

Thursday September 17th, 2015

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

- Christopher Chavez

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.