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DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:10 am
Edited on: July 10, 2011 1:21 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

Talk radio's a weird thing -- often it's the non-policed Wild West of sports that many folks dreamed blogs would become/were back in the day. People can say things that are bizarre, inflammatory and flat-out offensive and get away with it completely at times.

Or they can get caught. Like DeSean Jackson who recently appeared on the "All Out Rude Show with Rude Jude and Lord Sear" on Sirius XM 45 and used the six-letter f-word in response to a caller asking Jackson something about getting hit hard in a game.

We're not going to post the YouTube and/or use the words he actually says in the post because this is still a family site and stuff.

But you can listen to what he says -- NSFW language obviously applies -- over at Deadspin.

It's kind of a similar situation to what happened to Kobe Bryant and Joakim Noah, albeit without the "heat of the battle" built-in excuse to ostensibly bail them out from some of the criticism.

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Jackson hasn't necessarily "defended" himself, but Jack Hickey of Deadspin notes that "Rude Jude" emailed the site to offer a defense for Jackson, saying that the Eagles wide receiver "is a hood dude" and for "hood cats, the worst thing you can do is [use the word he used]. I don't think he's homophobic. He's joking."

That may have been the case, but on Saturday, Jackson issued an apology via his PR reps.

"In a recent radio interview a caller got really confrontational with me," Jackson said. "I got very heated with the caller, took it a bit too far and did not mean to offend anybody. I meant no disrespect and a better choice of words was needed."

Earlier this week, Jackson himself tweeted some, um, motivational stuff.

"WANNA BRING ME DOWN BUT IM OK!! THEY TRYIN KNOCC ME OFF BUT IM STILL ON!!" Jackson tweeted.

"THEY LOOKN 2 TAKE YA DOWN AT ALL TIMES NO MATTER HOW POSITIVE AND WHAT U DO!! ITS ALWAYS AWAY THEY TRY TO GET YA.... IM STANDIN TALL," he followed up with shortly thereafter.

Look, there's no excuse -- being in competition or being on talk radio -- for using that kind of language in a hateful way.

Though plenty of people believe that the six-letter f-bomb is not an offensive word in certain circumstances, that's not their call to make.

The folks that it is originally intended to offend still take offense when people use it. And as such, there's no reason why Jackson needs to be on the air lobbing that language out.

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Since: Oct 24, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2011 11:54 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

The correct term is Homosexual American? I don't know really. I am offended...JK



Since: Aug 3, 2008
Posted on: July 11, 2011 11:23 am
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Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: July 11, 2011 9:04 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

You know I don't know anyone who is "scared" of homosexuals.  I know lots of people who think it's morally wrong and pastors of profanity (the media) won't change their mind.  You have the right to your opinion but there sure is a homogenic defense of homosexuals in the media for some reason.  It smacks of book burning to me.  "How dare you think that!" and "Let's recite the pledge to perversion," is an all too common mantra of the media.  Earth to "elites".  Bite me.  If I want to think it's wrong to practice homosexuality that's my right as an American.  My religion says it's wrong and your false religion (yes you act as if you're a high priest of perversion) will never trump what God says about the issue.  You aren't our prophets.  You just think you are.  You just want to be.  You might lead the weak minded astray but your side will never succeed.  I don't hate homosexuals.  I believe it is wrong to practice that behavior.  And I especially believe that preaching from your pulpit that it isn't wrong is by far the worst thing you could do.  You are far more guilty than the homosexuals because you put yourself in the seat of God and declare what is right and wrong but you declare wrong is right.  God has a special punishment for people like you.  He said so.  



Since: Apr 1, 2011
Posted on: July 11, 2011 6:26 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

What the heck!!!….. why was this story even written.Yell  I hear every day that something is “Gay A$$” something or other. From the background display on a cell phone, to shoes, hair, cars, jobs, even someone’s opinion or comment can be “Gay Ass”.  It’s used much the same way as “stupid” or “Dumb A$$” was used until parents had to tell their kids that everything and everybody can’t be stupid or dumb anymore, no matter how dumb or stupid it actually was.  This kind of stuff is not even anti-gay, it’s just an evolution of a word, that replaced another word, that replaced another word.  3-cheers for caowlman on  the use of homophobic.  Anti seems very harsh, but I guess if you’re not Pro then you’re Anti…. Unless you are neutro-Gay which would be that you just really don’t care.Surprised




Since: Mar 17, 2011
Posted on: July 11, 2011 1:22 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

The shame  is that if DeSean had been in the same room as the guy who had called in and just punched him in the face he wouldn't be in as much trouble as he is by saying a few words. The Politically Correct crowd just loves stuff. 



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2011 12:46 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

No body knows anything about anyone on these boards, these message board arguments and pissing contests are just as lame as this non-story....LOL 



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Posted on: July 10, 2011 10:05 pm
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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 9:44 pm
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Since: Feb 28, 2010
Posted on: July 10, 2011 9:17 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

This is just another case of a professional athlete using a word that they know shouldn't be used!!  Who cares?  It is happening on a monthly, if not weekly, basis anymore.  This isn't even news anymore.



Since: May 19, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2011 8:52 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

DeSean Jackson should know better.  All professional athletes, coaches, owners, officials, etc., especially "prominent" ones, should know better.  But it is hard to be that politically correct, media-savvy, respectable public figure all of the time, and when you are on a radio show where the HOSTS get paid big bucks to be offensive, it's easy to fall into the trap.  I am inclined to give him a pass on this one.

I'd like to address the term "homophobic" if I may.  I honestly doubt that many of the people spouting insensitive anti-gay remarks are actually afraid of gay people.  Let's drop that word from public usage except when applicable (i.e., someone actually has a self-limiting fear of homosexuality) and stick with "anti-gay", which is likely to be far more accurate. 


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