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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: Apr 26, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 9:47 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Is there something strange about an article that claims to be "family oriented" or whatever and says that they don't want to post a youtube video, but then lists a link to a website that does show it? Doesn't that basically lead us to believe that they want us to know without them having to say it.

This is like a buddy you take to a bar and gets drunk and then you keep whispering things to him that you know he will say out loud, so you start to use it to your advantage.

C'mon CBS, either post a link, or don't post a link and stand up for something, but don't give us this double-speak underhanded garbage.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 9:45 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Homosexuals are also different than you.
Of course they're different...they're gay.



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 9:39 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

same thing as using the ''n'' word



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 9:17 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Who the F cares?  Seriously?



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2011 8:51 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

This article is so gay.  It is very queer how everyone gets so upset when someone utters a homophobic slur. 



Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 8:44 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Pretty sure that word means a "bunch of sticks". In England, anyway.



Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 8:23 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

CBS makes such a big deal out of racism, and stuff like the words "gay" and other things. 


Truth is, these are only sounds coming from out mouths and shapes written so people can communicate. 


Don't make such a big deal of something, somebody who is "gay" or "colored" shouldn't worry so much about what other people think or take offense too. People call me stupid all the time... but I don't take offense to that. American's need to learn how to lighten up and understand people get pissed and say stuff like this.
 



Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2011 8:20 pm
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Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2011 7:41 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

This is the whole "Are these guys role models or not?" argument again.  I say that once you start selling your jersey to school kids, then you're setting yourself up as someone to be emulated.  I'll bet the Eagles (and the Cal Bears) gave DeSean more than a few suggestions on how to handle the media.  So, it's not like he wasn't told.  Apologize and don't do it again.  Not the hardest thing.



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 7:36 pm
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