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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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Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 4:35 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

it amazes me how wrong half of you guys are and how ignorant u are as well. wether u are offend by the word or not, it is still offensive.  it has nothing to do with being homophobic, it is about it being a hatefull word.  instead of seeing that the position that DeSean Jackson is in, half of u just want to rag on people. the bottom line is that he is in the spotlight and when u are in that spotlight u need to not use certain words.  didnt Kobe Bryant just lose a bunch of money for basically doing the same thing.  when u are a popular athlete in this country u are held to certain standards, and one of them is to not speak like an idiot. 



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 2:24 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

"Sticks and stones." So easy to say when we're kids yet so easy to act like kids when we're grown up. Everyone just needs to grow up!



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 1:33 am
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Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: July 10, 2011 12:48 am
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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 12:15 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

@Blaze and anyone with his moronic logic. 
 You think like you do because you're a Ignorant Fool! There is No comparison with being Black(Human) vs gay(Choice). The "N"word is a slur. The "F"word is a Fact. 



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 12:05 am
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

I think you mean politically correct



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:59 pm
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Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:58 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Another thing about homophobes-----they're ALL fixated on gay sex. Specifically gay male sex. Specifically gay male an*l sex. Specifically penis.

Really says it all. Especially how they all seem to somehow know being gay is a choice. Put 2+2 together.



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:43 pm
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Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:42 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Looks like the homophobes are still going at it. It's almost hilarious how much homophobes are so desperate to defend their homophobia, and then call gay people/supporters whiners, when they continuously whine about gay this, homosexual that. It's almost hilarious, because it's so hypocritical and pathetic.

Jackson already sent out some BS non-apology apology, BTW. It's not even an apology, more a statement. It means nothing and he's a homophobe.

As for the enlightened people on this comments section, sadly it's a waste of time talking to homophobes. They DO NOT see gay people as equals to other minority groups and they DO NOT respect gay people. So, therefore, they will not see any issue in using gay slurs and they will not compute the obvious comparisons to using racial/sex/ethnic etc. slurs and gay slurs. They'll use every excuse in the book because in their eyes, it's not wrong to use anti-gay slurs in any context and it's not wrong to be anti-gay.


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