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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: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 7:16 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Okay, perfect. You are way off topic here, but I think I can fix it...

President Obama does not look like you, and that makes you suspicious of him. Same with Common. You do not think that you can relate to either of them because there is to much that seperates you. Because you have complete trust in yourself and your actions and your morallity and you can see that these two are different than you they must be different morally and untrustworthy.

Homosexuals are also different than you. It is something that you do not understand because you are incapable of the sort of empathy that puts yourself outside of your own thoughts or desires. The difference between example 1 and example 2 is that black people can be seen. Their difference is physical and so you can tell from a distance whom you can and can not trust in your world view. Homosexuals can not be detected physically all the time (ie. Larry Craig, Ted Haggard). Which, in your limited world view, makes homosexuals seem more like the zombies in a zombie movie, or a virus/sickness. Anyone, including you, can catch it and that scares you. Hence the phobia part.

Okay, now we're back on topic.



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 7:15 pm
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Since: Feb 10, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 7:04 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

There is really no story here. I don't like Desean Jackson he plays on that team I hate but, fluff is what this is. Muchado about nothing. He became angry over a caller big deal! We are way too sensitive and react before we think. What we need to do is relax and breathe before we get all riled up, whether we are gay or straight. Someone tell CBS sports to write a real story. They have a similar one about ta Chisox 2nd baseman.



Since: Jun 28, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 6:58 pm
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Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 6:55 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Same situation as Kobe.  It means nothing and shouldn't be considered a slur or any to do with being 'homophobic'.  The world needs to put on a teflon shield and go about their business. Now, DJ will have to make a formal apology which he'll do so insincerely.  He'll probably get fined 25k and have to attend Sensitivity Training at Eagles HQ.  What's equally as appalling is that this goes reported.  If I say it or Joe The Grocery Clerk says nobody turns an ear.  But because he's an athlete it's a national frenzy.  It will be said again this year and rest assured, we'll be doing the same reporting and posting. Hopefully, these types of stories will become so insignificant that they won't make page six of my local fish wrap.  



Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 6:30 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

all i want to know is, if some one used the N word would he be so forgiving ?



Since: Jun 24, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 6:16 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

So what if he drops a f bomb on the radio .. still a free country or did you forget that



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 6:03 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Who cares!  So what if he said "the six lettered f-word".  Maybe he doesn't agree with it, big deal.  Some people don't agree with it, which doesn't make them wrong.   Besides, it's talk radio that you need to pay to listen to.  They can say whatever they want.  



Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 5:59 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

gb1777, you didn't hear the conversation but you're tired of people being called homophobic based on the criticism of DeSean Jackson and what he said. So basically, you've decided to be tired of something on the basis of a situation you're not even clued in on. Ever heard of a thing called irrational bias? Yeah.

Insulting someone with terminology related to sexual orientation. That's called ANTI-GAY SLURS in short. You're tired of people being called homophobic for using slurs with homophobic intent? And for using slurs anti-gay in nature? Then maybe people should stop being homophobic.



Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 5:57 pm
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