Candice Wiggins Claims She Was Straight Bashed In The WNBA

WNBA player Candice Wiggins says that she was made fun of for being straight in a recent interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune.


These heteros out here make me tired.

Wiggins was the No. 3 overall draft pick out of Stanford and has had an eight year career in the WNBA. She played for four different teams before retiring, claiming that it was because she was bullied for her heterosexual lifestyle.

“Me being heterosexual and straight, and being vocal in my identity as a straight woman was huge,” Wiggins said. “I would say 98 percent of the women in the WNBA are gay women. It was a conformist type of place. There was a whole different set of rules they (the other players) could apply.”

Vocal about your identity as a straight woman? What for? Literally every social and cultural norm supports and validates your heterosexuality. Our vice president straight up thinks queer people should be electrocuted. A quarter of the country is cool with it. What is this?

“People were deliberately trying to hurt me all of the time. I had never been called the B-word so many times in my life than I was in my rookie season. I’d never been thrown to the ground so much. The message was: ‘We want you to know we don’t like you.’”

Considering she said the rest of her teammates were lesbians and basically men, and implied they were all jealous of her because she was so pretty and feminine and got more attention than them, I could see maybe why people didn’t like her.  She went so far as to say:

“I was proud to a be a woman, and it didn’t fit well in that culture.”


No one likes that girl. Not even other straight girls.

If all those bitter WNBA lesbians Wiggins had such nice s**t to say about didn’t hate her already, they definitely will now.

“Nobody cares about the WNBA. Viewership is minimal. Ticket sales are very low. They give away tickets and people don’t come to the game.”


[H/T Deadspin]

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7 years ago

Dear theBlemish,

Is there any chance you could just assign different writers to specific days in the week? It would be easier on me, personally, if I knew I could just avoid Isadora day.