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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: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 10:51 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

You would think the same thing about black people and the N word because look how many of them say it all the time. It's not too often I hear gay people call each other the F word. 



Since: Feb 16, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 10:47 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Airmil38, that comparison is legit and the F word has been used as a derogatory term for homosexuals(as well as others like pedophiles along time ago) sense before the Europeans started migrating to this great nation of ours. So, if you where trying to make the argument that the N word is worse because its been around longer, than you just made yourself look like an arse because its A) a stupid argument to begin with and B)factually wrong.



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 10:39 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

So the gay guy is insulted by the 'F' word, the black guy is offended by the 'N' word.  They are probably equally insulting, in their own ways, and ignorant people use them, often for entirely different things.  I think it would be great if we weren't so thin-skinned, though.  I think the words are spoken more from ignorance than hatred.



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Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 10:08 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

I am so sick of people throwing out the word Homophobe... The word is made up for one, ther eis no actual phobia pertaining to homosexuality... People like flyboy need to get out into the real world...

You bring up a gallup poll? So what I bring real life... You think you are so tolerant but I guarantee if your child turned out to be a homosexual you would probably be confused as to why you were feeling the way you did....

Before you continue to call anyone else a homophobe, I'd like to bring up, not a poll, or a liberal media anecdote about some poor teenager whose psyche is now damaged becasue of Kobe and Desean, but a friend of mine whom is self identified as a lesbian, we have been friends for 20 years, her son is a year older than my daughter.. For some strange reason she does NOT want her son to be gay? Why is that? It is my experience that most homosexuals do not want their children to follow suit, maybe I am just a homophobic idiot on a message board, but I would be tthe barn I know more homosexuals than you do, seeing as how I grew up in Los Angeles...

I disagree with the lifestyle, I think it is harmful both physically and emotionally, and my wifes uncle has been with the same partner for 35+ years, yet I have NEVER met a gay couple who were truly happy... I know , I know a lot of Hetero couples arent either, but at least I have met some that are..... 

So go ahead and call me the Homophobe word, because you are so much better than me, and so much more intelligent and enlightened and have transended into the next step towards utopia, but you think I HATE homosexuals because I disagree with it, yet I do not treat people who practice homosexuality with discrimination, I do not treat them differently than anyone else, they are people too and deserve respect, and I give it, no one seriously has condoned what Jackson said, other than to get a rise out of libs like you....

I do not use such words, and my friends who are gay know where I stand, I dont like the fact that my wife smokes, I disagree with it, does that mean I hate her and all other smokers?

My ONLY point for writing this book, is quit whining and stop generalizing people by calling everyone a homophobe. HATE is a strong word and should only be used when refering to the Denver Donkos......

Just becasue you think I hate someone doesnt make it so, doesnt make it right....... Quit forcing your beliefs on everyone else...

 



Since: Feb 16, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 9:53 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

LongHorns, you are partially right a fagot is a bunch of small sticks bundeld together to burn. However the reason the word is used as a homophobic slure is because during the Spanish inquisitions, when they where burning people on the cross for being "witches", they would commonly toss homosexuals onto the base of the fire to be burned as fuel with the the bundles of wood. Thus a word used to describe several small pieces wood tied together can also be a homophobic slur. However at this point 99.99% of the time when i hear some one using the word it is not in relation to a gay person, it has become its own insult thees days totally unrelated to its origins so really the gay community just needs to get over it... I mean if you can take a dick you damned well be able to take a joke right?


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