downtownpie wrote:He's gaslighting Simmons now.
? I thought gaslighting is manipulating a situation so people being harmed by it are made to think it's not real, hence they're crazy/trippin for thinking something's wrong. Embiid seems like he's doing the opposite--he's saying that the fans ripping Ben is a real thing that's rough to go through, and fans have to own that.
Do you mean he's low-key trolling him? I've seen that explanation but I honestly don't get it. It's not cool or expected for people to feed on negativity, and Embiid's always been into playing that wrestling villain character who doesn't take things very personally. I don't think it's an insult to say 'for some reason I turn hate into motivation, but not everyone wants to be hated by his fanbase so don't pretend you're helping, Philly fans.'