Jay Feely’s Apology For Pistol Prom Pic Falls On Deaf Ears

    Former NFL kicker Jay Feely apologized for posting a joking photo of him holding a pistol while standing between his daughter and her prom date.

    Jay Feely on Twitter

    Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom #BadBoys

    According to Feely, the original post was intended to be a lighthearted joke but was received with a lot of backlash.

    The prom picture I posted was obviously intended to be a joke. My daughter has dated her boyfriend for over a year and they knew I was joking. I take gun safety seriously (the gun was not loaded and had no clip in) and I did not intend to be insensitive to that important issue, Feely said.

    Jay Feely on Twitter

    The prom picture I posted was obviously intended to be a joke. My Daughter has dated her boyfriend for over a year and they knew I was joking.

    The Bad Boys hashtag within the original tweet was used as a cultural reference to a scene in Bad Boys 2 where Detective Marcus Burnett, aka Martin Lawrence, and Detective Mike Lowrey, Will Smith, intimidated a boy who wanted to take Burnetts daughter out.

    Bad Boys Date Scene. Wish I could do this to my daughters first date!

    via YouTube Capture

    This was definitely not a smooth move by Feely, especially during a weekend where the latest deadly shooting occurred at a Tennessee Waffle House in Nashville where four people died.

    Some individuals say that the coverage for this tweet is a far left wing push in media but, considering there has been on average 1 school shooting every week this year, this can be deemed insensitive and quite frankly, it wasn’t smart at all to post.

    Erin Ashey Simon is a writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League. Host of Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast, a former college athlete who passes the time playing flag football. Simon has previous work experience at Cycle Media, REVOLT TV, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Originally from New Jersey, Simon graduated from the University of Kentucky.