Magic Johnson discusses son EJ’s coming out on ‘Ellen Show’

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BYKate Feldman
Magic Johnson told Ellen DeGeneres that he was “so happy” for his son EJ when he came out as gay in 2013.

Magic Johnson celebrated his son when he revealed that he’s gay.

The retired Lakers star’s son EJ came out in 2013.

"I think it's all about you not trying to decide what your daughter or son should be, or what you want them to become. It's all about loving them no matter who they are, what they decide to do. And when my son came out, I was so happy for him, and happy for us as parents. We love him. EJ is amazing,” Johnson told DeGeneres.

Magic Johnson told Ellen DeGeneres that he was “so happy” for his son EJ when he came out as gay in 2013.

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“So you’ve got to support your child, because there are so many people who try to discriminate against them, so they need you to support them. Because if you don't support them, who is going to support them and love them?"

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EJ, who first starred in “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” before moving to his own New York spinoff called “EJNYC,” said on an episode last year that he once considered transitioning into a woman.

EJ first starred in “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” before moving to his own New York spinoff called “EJNYC.”

( EJ Johnson via Instagram)

“Since everybody’s talking about Caitlyn Jenner and being transgender, people are quick to say, ‘Oh just because you’re dressing like that means that you’re going to transition to become a woman,’” he said.

“I thought about it, for sure. I was just like, ‘Well do I want to transition? Is this something that I would do?’ But I don’t feel incomplete in that way. I don’t feel the need to do that.”

Johnson also said that he has no interest in running for public office, but said he’d rather help others do so.

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“I tried to help make sure Hillary was going to become President. I enjoyed stumping around the country for her,” he said.

“I still believe she would have been one of the best Presidents ever.”

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