Dwight Howard's Girlfriend Christine Vest Wears 'Laker Hater' Hoodie To Rockets Vs. Lakers Game; Offers Sarcastic Apology
Dwight Howard’s girlfriend, Christine Vest, stirred up quite a bit of controversy when she wore an anti-Lakers hoodie to Wednesday night’s Rockets vs. Lakers game.
Dwight Howard's Girlfriend, A 'Laker Hater'
Howard, who left the Lakers last year amid much controversy, and the Rockets beat the Lakers 113-99, making this the Lakers’ ninth loss in 10 games. Sitting on the sidelines, Vest wore a hoodie she had made for the event, with “Laker Hater” written boldly on the front, and ‘Howard’ and his jersey number on the back.
Vest showed off the hoodie in a photo on her Instagram account and immediately began receiving negative comments about her choice of attire from Laker fans on Twitter.
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The photo has since been removed. In its place, Vest posted a photo dismissing “internet tantrums” with the caption “#getoverit.”
Vest Isn't Sorry
Vest reportedly apologized via Twitter, though that tweet has since disappeared from her Twitter page. The apology read, “I sincerely apologize to all if the Laker fabs that I’ve clearly hurt in some way by wearing a fun “laker hater” hoodie to the game.”
When asked by a fan why she apologized for something so harmless, Vest replied that it was not a sincere apology.
“it wasn’t a REAL apology. It was sarcasm,” Vest tweeted Jan. 9.
@DaraSidhu it wasn't a REAL apology. It was sarcasm. No way am i gonna apologize for wearing a sweatshirt lol. Plz
— Christine Vest (@Christine_Vest) January 9, 2014
Howard has not commented on the controversy.
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