EJ Johnson, one of the sons of NBA legend Magic Johnson, took to Instagram to share a photo attending the MCM Global Flagship Store Grand Opening in Beverly Hills.
The 26-year-old man has made headlines ever since he came out publicly as a gay man in 2013 when he was photographed holding hands with his best friend, Alessandro Monetti, who TMZ claimed was his boyfriend at the time.
Soon later, EJ received a lot of online backlash and, during an interview he had in “Gwissues,” the young man revealed that he always wanted to be in the spotlight, but it came “a little sooner” than he expected.
Apart from that, EJ admitted to knowing that he would go through all the negative aspects he has endured so far, especially because his father is one of the “heroes” in basketball history.
Thankfully, EJ is not shy about sharing photos on social media doing what he likes, and most people have already accepted his sexual orientation. One of his most recent posts showed him at the MCM Global Flagship Store Grand Opening in Beverly Hills on March 14.
For the outing, the man chose black heeled boots and a long-sleeved dress that featured a deep neckline and a high leg slit that attracted a lot of sights. EJ only captioned the post with “Elvira,” followed by the hashtag “teamthis.”
As soon as he uploaded that slideshow, his followers took to the comment section to share their thoughts.
"Leggggggs for days yesssssss," commented one user.
“I know that you are probably too rich for this, but I wish you would do makeup YouTube videos! Always flawless, you and your sister,” added a second follower.
“Looked up snatched in the dictionary and there was this pic!” pointed out another person.
EJ Johnson at the MCM Global Flagship Store Grand Opening in Beverly Hills | Source: Getty Images
Even though Magic has repeated several times that he supports his son in all the decisions he has made ever since he came out as a gay man, EJ and his mother, Cookie Johnson, went to Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” to recount how the NBA legend reacted when his son came out to him.
He always wanted to be in the spotlight, but it came “a little sooner” than he expected.
According to Cookie, the conversation was “a little tough” because her husband is the type of person who reacts quickly by saying the first thing that comes to his mind without thinking about the consequences.
Thankfully, Magic talked to EJ the following day and told him that they would get through it, but that he needed some time. After that, both started “crying a little bit,” and things improved. At the moment, EJ is planning to pursue a career in fashion.