Don’t feed the trolls.
It’s Father’s Day, but WNBA star Brittney Griner obviously isn’t a man. That hasn’t stopped Twitter users from flooding the Phoenix Mercury center’s timeline with Happy Father’s Day wishes.
Unfortunately, Griner made it worse by angrily responding to some of them.
On May 8, 2015, Griner married fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson of the Dallas Wings.
Johnson became pregnant via in vitro fertilization with her egg and a donor’s sperm. On October 12, 2015, she gave birth to twins, Ava Simone and Solei Diem.
The couple had a rocky relationship. While engaged they were arrested at their Phoenix area home for assault and disorderly conduct, following an April 2015 fight.
A month into the marriage Griner asked for it to be annulled, saying she was “pressured into marriage under duress by Johnson’s threatening statements.”
That request was denied by a judge. In the meantime, Griner has been ordered to pay $2,516.97 a month in child support to her estranged wife.
All of this led up to today’s Twitter shenanigans.
“Every plz chill with the Happy FD s***! Tell your own dads cuz I’m not one,” Griner pleaded.
“You pay child support please stfu you a dad my n****,” responded one user @_Khannn.
“@_Khannnnn plz kiss my a**! I’m not a damn daddy!”
“Happy Mather’s Day. Is that better?” wrote @JasmineGunn91.
“@JasmineGunn91 no I’m not that either,” Griner replied, adding several middle finger emojis for emphasis.
Griner’s currently trending worldwide as a result.
Let it go Brittney, it will only get worse if you don’t.