When speaking to Elementary School children, word choice is vital. Children soak up knowledge like a sponge during their formative years, therefore it is important to only deliver messages of positivity and hope.
In the opinion of many, Footballer Jameis Winston, 23, definitely did not get the memo.
Parents are outraged over what some are labeling as sexist and misogynistic comments from the Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback.
In the speech to the group of Elementary School children, Winston states:
All my young boys, stand up. The ladies, sit down ... but all my boys, stand up. We strong, right? We strong! We strong, right? All my boys, tell me one time: I can do anything I put my mind to . . . Now a lot of boys aren't supposed to be soft-spoken. You know what I'm saying? . . . But the ladies, they're supposed to be silent, polite, gentle. My men, my men (are) supposed to be strong.
It's commendable that Winston would use his time to speak to children, but he definitely needs to use his word choice carefully.
Winston released this statement,"I was making an effort to interact with a young male in the audience who didn't seem to be paying attention, and I didn't want to single him out, so I asked all the boys to stand up," Winston said, according to the newspaper. "During my talk, I used a poor word choice that may have overshadowed that positive message for some."