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Monday, April 6, 2020

Stephen A. Smith catches heat for creepy Clemson cheerleaders photo caption

ESPN’s “College GameDay” is visiting Clemson this week for the Tigers’ game against Florida State, and Stephen A. Smith seemed to enjoy his time mingling with the college students while on the show’s set Friday. At one point, he may have been enjoying it a bit too much.

Smith (or his social media manager) posted a photo of himself with some Clemson cheerleaders on his Facebook and Instagram pages, and he was immediately criticized for the uncomfortable — to put it kindly — caption he used. It read “Stevie-A lives (sic) the kids. He sure does,” along with a smiley face emoji.

Either Smith took note of the reactions or was told to nix the caption, but it was later changed to “Thanks Clemson for having us.”

While the original caption Smith or his social media manager used wasn’t exactly appalling, it definitely gave off a weird vibe. It’s one thing for Smith to open himself up for criticism with some of the flubs he makes on live TV, but that was an entirely new type of embarrassment.

H/T Bro Bible

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