Shaquille O’Neal, a divorced father of six kids, together with three daughters, has opened up a can of worms on-line by claiming males can “by no means” confide in a girl.
The basketball legend was in dialog with comic Kountry Wayne on The Massive Podcast with Shaq once they started discussing relationship pitfalls.
“The day you fall off, that lady ain’t as as you suppose,” Wayne started.
“She don’t need to hear no complaints. The day you suppose you may come dwelling and be like ‘child, I used to be down, I misplaced …’ she going to stroke your ego, however she’s going to recollect. You can’t allow them to see you down one time. The world can’t see your head down.”
“Ever,” Shaq agreed.
The podcast’s co-host Adam Lefkoe tried to argue with the pair, saying: “I need you each to know that you could.”
“Can’t,” Shaq replied.
“You don’t suppose you’ve ever had somebody you actually can belief?” Lefkoe continued.
“Divulge heart’s contents to a girl? By no means,” Shaq mentioned.
“No. By no means. We don’t. You understand why? I’ll inform you why. As a result of when you do, at any time when one thing go down, they’re going to throw it again in your face. That’s why.”
The feedback had been met with a wave of criticism after they had been extensively shared on social media.
“The emotional intelligence on this remark is decrease than Shaq’s free throw proportion,” famend psychologist Adam Grant commented. “Strategy to perpetuate adverse stereotypes of girls, encourage males to be emotionally stunted, and restrict connection!”
“Shaq and the opposite man are bonded/bonding by way of trauma, as a result of they agree doesn’t imply that its right or one of the simplest ways to conduct your self in a relationship or together with your spouse, they’re in a continuing state of being defensive and overlaying up ant points they face, even to the ladies closest to them, that’s unlucky and should be exhausting” wrote one other.
O’Neal was married to his ex-wife Shaunie from 2002 to 2011. He has been linked to a number of girls since however has not thought of remarrying.