Man With Disorder Sues Shaq for Mocking His Selfie
Jahmel Binion: NBA star made fun of me on social media
By Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2014 1:31 PM CDT
Jahmal Binion is suing Shaq for mocking his genetic disorder on Instagram.   (DDNews)

(Newser) – A Michigan man with a rare genetic disorder is seeking more than $25,000 in damages from Shaquille O'Neal, NBA player Trey Burke, and rapper Waka Flocka for making fun of his pic on social media, reports the Detroit Free Press. Jahmel Binion has ectodermal dysplasia, a condition that can cause facial deformities and an inability to regulate body temperature, among other symptoms, according to the National Institutes of Health. Shaq did apologize with a repentant tweet and phone call, according to TMZ, but Binion isn't buying the good-guy act. "When they said sorry, I felt like they were saying it to get the pressure off of them for being considered ‘bad people,'" he tells the Macomb Daily.

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Aug 5, 2014 1:56 AM CDT
People are pussies now... During someone because they made fun of you? Not even face to face, ot was online!
Aug 4, 2014 5:24 PM CDT
It was the height of bullying. Many responses here are so lacking in compassion. The young man has a disorder that makes him look different. To say that that's what he gets for putting his picture on social media, is kind of like saying he should stay inside and not be seen in public. What a monstrous opinion! We all see people in public less fortunate than us from time to time. What is your response? Do you turn away and pretend they aren't there? After all, you tell yourself, you don't want to embarrass them by staring. Put yourself in their shoes. They have this condition 24 hours a day, every day of their lives. So sorry to inconvenience you for a moment by breathing your air. I make a point to look them in the eye and acknowledge their presence with a greeting. Wouldn't you want to be treated with dignity? Whose to say that one day some of you who read this might be wheelchair bound or disfigured in some way yourselves. I hope not, but how would you want to be treated? The Golden Rule, if lived out, makes this earth a better place.
Aug 4, 2014 3:06 PM CDT
If I were the Judge I would throw it out. FREE SPEACH