Who would be more of a hero, Jason Collins for coming out as gay as a professional athlete or Leonardo DiCaprio coming out as a conservative as a professional Hollywood actor?
I’m asking in all seriousness. Who’s career could potentially suffer more? Jason Collins is currently without a team. Is he in any danger of not playing in the league again because of this? Will his fan base turn on him? How many new fans will he pick up?
Leonardo is between movies right now. What is the risk that he could be blackballed if he came out as a conservative? How many fans would he lose? How many would he gain?
Which is more unusual in 2013? Would President Obama call Leonardo if he came out as a conservative?
– My name is Jon Friesch, and I’m confident I know the answer to this one.