Cam Newton Talks Race, His Son Chosen, & More for 'GQ'
Here’s what the 27-year-old Carolina Panthers quarterback had to share:
On how his son Chosen has changed him: “You know, what a person says to me, says about me—if it’s not coming out of Chosen’s mouth.… That’s what the birth of my son does. Like, what do I gain? Now I have purpose in this world. Whether a mean tweet, a mean [person] saying, ‘Hey, you’re supposed to do it like this’—if my son ain’t saying it, then it don’t matter to me.’”
On race in America: “I don’t want this to be about race, because it’s not. It’s not. Like, we’re beyond that. As a nation. Yeah. I mean, you bring it to people’s attention. But after that, that’s it.”
On if he voted for the North Carolina bathroom law: “I went to school to study sociology. You know, and that’s something that really gets my attention. I don’t look at things through color lenses. I don’t look at things through genetic images or whatever. Their sex. I just love the different type of vibes people bring. I try to alleviate any type of bad energy. But I could care less. I love a person because of who they are. And that’s who I am. So whatever you are personally, I don’t care. You know, if you a good person, you a good person. No matter what anything, from religion to politically to, you know, sex preferences—…But that’s too personal. That’s when you put the microscope to the person. But overall, I don’t care. Man, in my circle, and especially growing up in Atlanta, you see everything!”
For more from Cam, visit GQ.com.