Jason Collins -- Willie Robertson Was Untouchable at State of Union - Watch More Celebrity Videos or Subscribe
Collins, the first openly gay major league athlete, attended the event as the guest of Michelle Obama and sat less than 20 feet from Robertson, who was invited as a guest of the Republican party after his family’s extremely racist and homophobic “family values” made national headlines last year. Collins told TMZ “they were moving [Robertson] from one Republican to another” all night for photo ops.
Collins also revealed he didn’t take photographs with or sign autographs for any Republicans at the event, and wishes he would have had some time to chat with Robertson:
I wish that he wasn’t moving as quick and we could have had an opportunity to talk, have a brief conversation. It starts with a conversation, it starts with extending your hand to shake someone’s hand or to open your mouth.