What is Omega Psi Phi fraternity? Here's how it is connected to Jalen Hurts' comparison with Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons and Jalen Hurts are trending on Twitter and here are all the reasons why
Eagles star Jalen Hurts is trending on Twitter and there's no surprise why. But do you know that Gene Simmons is also trending? Here's why. After what seems like a long drought, The Eagles players gave it their all and it seemed to have paid off. They held off a second-half rally and beat the New Orleans Saints 24-21, who had won nine in a row.
Hurts had 109 yards rushing and 167 yards passing. He made plays and took the trouble to avoid bad plays. Hurts was in form and his dynamic energy seemed to have given a boost to the Eagles. In what was the second quarter of a scoreless game, Hurts put up the best fight. Despite getting hit, he delivered a pretty back-shoulder pass to Alshon Jeffery, who caught it for a touchdown. The Eagles took a 17-0 lead after that.
He began to trend on Twitter as a tweet saying that he was channeling his 'inner Gene Simmons' began to go viral. "Jalen Hurts throws a TD and channels his inner Gene Simmons. #Eagles," a fan wrote.
People responded to this tweet, slamming the user saying that Hurts wasn't channeling Gene Simmons, but imbibing certain aspects of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. "Learn about Omega Psi Phi. Hurts has posted on his social media about recently joining the fraternity. This not a Gene Simmons thing at all. Take a few minutes to learn about Black culture," one wrote.
"@JoyOnBroad that’s not an inner Gene Simmons. @JalenHurts is a QUE DAWG!!!!," a fan tweeted. "He was thinking Jalen Hurts was imitating Gene Simmons when he was throwing up the sign of our fraternity," another explained.
Learn about Omega Psi Phi. Hurts has posted on his social media about recently joining the fraternity. This not a Gene Simmons thing at all. Take a few minutes to learn about Black culture.— Newy Scruggs (@newyscruggs) December 13, 2020
He was thinking Jalen Hurts was imitating Gene Simmons when he was throwing up the sign of our fraternity.— Magneto And The Divine Nine Of Mutants (@MagnetoAnd) December 14, 2020
The Omega Psi Phi is a historical African American Greek-lettered fraternity, which was founded on November 17, 1911. The purpose of the fraternity has always been to build a "strong and effective" force dedicated to its "cardinal principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift."
Omega Psi Phi celebrated its centennial in July 2011 in Washington, DC, and is now distinguished as only the third African American collegiate fraternity to reach the century mark. From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning, “friendship is essential to the soul“, the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. That phrase was selected as the motto.