Brampton. A vibrant city, rich with culture, diversity and no shortage of events for everyone of all ages.
When it comes to the trope of being a “Brampton mans”, however, the community usually offers its own thoughts (and sometimes prayers) to those designated with the label.
Case in point: NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Power Centre and Forward, and Brampton-raised, Tristan Thompson.
Thompson (27) was recently caught cheating on his partner, Khloé Kardashian, after first cheating on her last year in April, in addition to the scandal being around the same time she gave birth to their first child together.
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This recent scandal? It involved Jordyn Woods, best friend of Khloé’s younger half-sister Kylie Jenner.
It seems like all things, however, lead back to Brampton, and all the connotations that come with it.
Social media was swift to express their reactions, not only in regards to the cheating aspects, but also in connection to Thompson’s Bramptonian roots.
you can take a man out of Brampton but you can’t take the Brampton out the man #TristanThompson
— di’sh (@CVMPBXLL) February 21, 2019
#TristanThompson is just a typical Brampton man tho lollll
— Chantelle (@Elleayyhw) February 21, 2019
Although Thompson may have his own battles off the court to deal with, it appears like it comes as no surprise to some, in which the circumstances look to reinforce indifference surrounding certain social labels in the community.
Do you think this has any legitimate impact on our thoughts regarding social labels, Brampton?
Cover image courtesy of Tristan Thompson’s Facebook page.