Anthony Edwards Apr 21, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards (1) celebrates in the second quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies during game one of the three round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

After becoming the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards has emerged as a legitimate star in the league. But this weekend, he went viral for all the wrong reasons when he posted a video making homophobic remarks.

Edwards shared the controversial video to his Instagram story over the weekend. In the video, Edwards is in a car looking at a group of shirtless men gathered on the sidewalk across the street. Some of the shirtless men appear to be hugging.

Edwards apparently had a problem with either their affection towards each other or their attire, as he made some quite homophobic and not safe for work comments.

“Look at these queer a** n****s, man,” Edwards said in the video. “Look what the world done came to.”

The video went viral and Edwards faced plenty of backlash, leading the Minnesota shooting guard to delete the video from his Instagram story and issue an apology on Twitter.

“What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I’m incredibly sorry. It’s unacceptable for me or anyone to use that language in such a hurtful way, there’s no excuse for it, at all. I was raised better than that!” Edwards said in his Tweet.

While some accepted his apology, many people weren’t buying it.

Edwards is now heading into his third season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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