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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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You Suck Dix
Since: Jul 10, 2011
Posted on: July 10, 2011 7:52 am
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Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 7:47 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Everyone gets so upset about homosexual references.  We are all supposed to be accepting and understanding about all of it.  The public court of opinion is saying everyone look how "brave" they are and how it should be ok.  It's biologically wrong and flat out disgusting in my opinion.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion and that's mine.  Jackson has one and while his might matter more as he's a celebrity.. I don't see anything wrong with his opinion.   


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Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2011 7:22 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Wow, the "open-minded" and "tolerant" people on the left are once again being close-minded and intolerant of someone who disagrees with them?  What a surprise.  Let's stop all this PC crap!



Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2011 6:25 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Who asked you what you approve of?! Why would anyone care?! OMG some people are idiots.....

 




Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2011 6:08 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Get over it. First of all, I don't approve of the gay community so guess what, if I was an athlete or a star I wouldn't apologize for any word I say. I am given the right to say what I want and since nobody seems to stick up for Christianity then why should I give a damn about offending some gays? I believe what I believe and no human-being can get me to agree with something that I don't. The media/gay community tries to hard to throw homosexual stuff in our face to make us approve of it and the simple fact is that many people don't agree with it. Get over it gay community. Goodness you guys seem to be getting your nose in everything. This word has been used since I was in elementary and it is what it is. If you get offended by it then stop being gay! lol It's not normal, period!




Since: Nov 29, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2011 5:53 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

I hold nothing but the most profound contempt for these crusading journalists.  Is there possibly a more boring set of issues for which to persue justice than the class, race, gender and now sexuality theme.  The university is a wasteland.  I become more and more disillusioned with the intelectual class each and every article, book and/or journal I read.  "He isn't wearing anything at all!"


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