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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
 
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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Comments

Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 1:04 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Right - everyone is trying to take you down. That's why money and fame is thrown at you. Such a victim...



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2011 12:15 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

I think that the NFL might want to end this lockout ASAP so that they can bank in on all of these DUI's, battery charges, homophobic slurs, and Pacman Jones being out on the town.  With all of these nuts on the loose without a chain, the  NFL could make millions on fine money alone (and yes, I know it supposedly goes to charity).  

And for the love of god, will someone pleaase get these idiots off of Twitter.  
 



Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 12:02 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

RaiderCal7-

Well stated.



Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2011 11:49 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

good for him. 


mowse
Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 11:37 am
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Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2011 11:18 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

homosexuality is a sexual behavior.  we all make choices on our behavior.  im not saying we choose who we are attracted to, but we all do choose what sexual behaviors we partake in.  using slurs to describe behaviors you find unacceptable should be allowed.   discriminating against behavior is also something society allows. 

if you engage in this behavior, people may call you a name.   sports journalists should drop the PC-police bs.   report sports, not social issues.  



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 10:34 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Flyboy- quit being so self righteous, you think you are so high above everyone else on this comment board... I sarcastically called you enlightend and now you are even calling yourself that... 

I'll say it one more time in plain english- Quit forcing YOUR beliefs on everyone else.... Homophobia is not a real phobia, if someone disagrees with a practice or an act , it does NOT mean that they HATE everyone that partakes of said action....

You have been brainwashed by a bunch of puppetmasters who pump your head full of dumb statistics and anecdotes... 

You probably hate hunting and think it is wrong to kill animals, so applying your logic, you must HATE ALL HUNTERS?

You probably think smoking is harmful, and you disagree with it, so you must HATE ALL SMOKERS, correct?

You probably think people of faith are bigots and narrow minded, and uneducated because they are not enlightend like you, you must HATE ALL people who are religious as well.......

You RELIGAPHOBE!!!!!! You HATE ALL people who have any kind of Faith becasue you disagree with them.... 

 



Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: July 10, 2011 9:11 am
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Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2011 8:39 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

     I for one am highly impressed with Jackson's command of the english language.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 8:28 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

This world has gotten way too sensitive ...or shall I say wastes too much effort making a big stink about something whenever someone else walks outside of a straight line.  I remember in first grade when Mrs. Makle used to smack my knuckles with a ruler, then when I got home and my dad heard about it he'd deal with me too.   


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