Former NFL kicker Jay Feely is causing a stir on Twitter.
The former NFL star turned public speaker tweeted a picture of himself standing with his daughter and her date before they headed off to the prom. In this right hand he is holding a gun. Under the photo he writes: “Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom “
Twitter put the tweet on its trending page, claiming it is sparking gun debates.
— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) April 22, 2018
Some people on Twitter are calling out Freely for touting his gun as being “irresponsible.”
How is this responsible gun ownership? When did guns become a vehicle for twisted humor? What in the hell is wrong with this guy? https://t.co/aV7Eyk8Der
— Tracy (@TracyFootworks) April 22, 2018
Oh yay – American dads have kicked off the season of “let’s pretend I’m going to shoot my daughter’s date for for impugning her chastity” pics. https://t.co/JRkhQTmKRV
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 22, 2018
I had dinner with my daughter’s date a week before. I asked their plans, told them to call if they needed anything. Told my daughter to take care. No guns necessary. https://t.co/XojIzWTcxW
— Thomas Greene (@doubting_t) April 22, 2018
Not everyone thought it was a bad post.
He’s referencing a scene in the movie #BadBoys2
The kid knows it’s a joke— it’s not pointed at anyone and barely in the picture. I’m sure there’s a picture with his daughter and just the date also. This isn’t anything to blow out of proportion. https://t.co/OWWQGxhKpF
— Mike McLeod (@CMichaelMcLeod) April 22, 2018