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Stephen Curry using fake moon-landing joke fallout to teach kids a lesson

Stephen Curry admitted this week that his expressed skepticism questioning whether astronauts actually landing on the moon was all a ruse, one that arguably got a little out of hand. Now, the Golden State Warriors superstar is hoping to use the entire situation as a teachable moment.

“Obviously I was joking when I was talking on the podcast,” Curry said this week, via The Mercury News. “(Then) I was silently protesting how stupid it was that people actually took that quote and made it law as, ‘Oh my God, he’s a fake-moon-landing truther,’ whatever you want to call it yada, yada, yada.”

The comments from Curry that started everything came on a podcast, during which the Golden State Warriors star espoused the conspiracy theory about how the moon landing was faked.

Curry’s comments even elicited a rebuttal from NASA and an invite to inspect evidence that documents lunar exploration. Curry mentioned this week he is “definitely going to take them up on their offer.”

Most importantly, however, Curry wants the fallout from his joke to serve as a valuable lesson for children.

“For kids out there that hang on every word that we say,” Curry said, “understand that you should not believe something just because somebody says it. You should do your homework and understand what you actually believe.”

Curry’s comment about how people — especially kids — pay so much attention to what athletes, celebrities and the like have to say is what perhaps resonates most from his comments, especially in light of just how much attention and commentary his joke generated.

The Warriors star is 100 percent correct when stating people ought to do their own “homework” on such matters. While he specifically mentioned children, the same can be said for adults as well.