CNN Abuzz with Gay Slur Story

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    May 27, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    I've been adding to the comments section. Yep, homophobia extremely alive and well in the U.S.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SPORT/05/26/gay.slur/index.html?hpt=C1
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    May 27, 2011 10:02 PM GMT
    What on Communist News Networkicon_eek.gif

    OMG I thought you only got that on Fox, how wrong we all have beenicon_wink.gif
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    May 28, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
    1633 comments so far. Let's you know how passionate people are about the subject.
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    May 28, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidWhat on Communist News Networkicon_eek.gif

    OMG I thought you only got that on Fox, how wrong we all have beenicon_wink.gif




    Can someone with a grasp on reality please translate this?
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    May 28, 2011 12:38 AM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidWhat on Communist News Networkicon_eek.gif

    OMG I thought you only got that on Fox, how wrong we all have beenicon_wink.gif


    Did you actually read the article? The slurs were not made by anyone on CNN, but rather CNN is reporting slurs used very publicly by professional athletes.
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    May 28, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    "The NBA recently released a pubic service announcement featuring players Grant Hill and Jared Dudley about anti-gay language."

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    May 28, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    "The NBA recently released a pubic service announcement featuring players Grant Hill and Jared Dudley about anti-gay language.

    "Using gay to mean dumb or stupid... Not cool," Hill says in the commercial that is running during the playoff games.

    "It is offensive to gay people," Dudley adds. "

    Another reason for me to tip my hat to Grant Hill.
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    May 28, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    it is simple really they r a bunch of dumbass people if they hav eto say that. i use to respect Kobe and naoh till this now they r just another overpaid pro athlete that does it for the money not the love of the game. so what a biggoted hatter has to say doent matter to me at all they r all closet cases or just the stupid.
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    May 28, 2011 8:24 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidWhat on Communist News Networkicon_eek.gif

    OMG I thought you only got that on Fox, how wrong we all have beenicon_wink.gif


    Why do you have less than 500 posts? Did you get banned, then come back?
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    May 31, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
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    True_blue_aussie saidWhat on Communist News Networkicon_eek.gif

    OMG I thought you only got that on Fox, how wrong we all have beenicon_wink.gif


    Why do you have less than 500 posts? Did you get banned, then come back?


    I was wondering the same thing because everything this dude says is pure comedy gold! It's like making fun of the handicapped without the guilt!
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    Jun 06, 2011 9:42 AM GMT
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    True_blue_aussie saidWhat on Communist News Networkicon_eek.gif

    OMG I thought you only got that on Fox, how wrong we all have beenicon_wink.gif


    Why do you have less than 500 posts? Did you get banned, then come back?
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    Get on the page, how many times has one been clear on this; it's no secret.. I just did some cleaning, never been banned! Yet you give yourself the right to a voice, no matter how rude or abrupt.icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 06, 2011 9:47 AM GMT
    miamimasseur said
    True_blue_aussie saidWhat on Communist News Networkicon_eek.gif

    OMG I thought you only got that on Fox, how wrong we all have beenicon_wink.gif




    Can someone with a grasp on reality please translate this?


    maybe your grip on reality is not the same as others. I've been out since 5, thus no confusion or insecurity about ones sexuality. So my reality would be diffrent to a married guy coming out as bisexual as a 40 something.
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    Jun 06, 2011 11:36 AM GMT
    fountains saidI was wondering the same thing because everything this dude says is pure comedy gold!


    And he's got the comedy gold card to prove it.
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    Jun 06, 2011 12:21 PM GMT
    I am unsure how I feel about this issue. As a competitive athlete for ten years, I trained and competed with some great guys who were totally straight. Some of them were homophobic, but the rest of them were just normal, good men who really weren't looking to judge or hate anyone. They would call something "gay", but if they were talking to someone who actually was gay, and he did something stupid, they would laugh and say "dude, that's really gay" and you could tell from their demeanor and their facial expressions that they were being jovial and irreverent with no hatred in their hearts.

    80% of communication is non-verbal. On the one hand, I despise the words that pass along hate and judgement, but on the other hand I truly beleive that the majority of those who use those words really aren't meaning the context.

    I think this is much more complex than it appears. As an example, one of the comments to the article says, "what about using the word "retarded"?" I have been called down by the parents of an autistic child for saying something was "retarded". Did I mean, "that thing over there reminds me of and gives me the same feeling as a developmentally disabled child?" - of course not, but it was offensive to them. I am glad they didn't get ANGRY at me, but rather gently and kindly pointed out that the struggles of children and adults with disabilities shouldn't be trivialized.

    I am rambling. I am not sure I reached a conclusion, but do you get my point? I think this is a complicated issue.

    From now on, I am going to say, "That is soooo Takai!"
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    Jun 06, 2011 1:31 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie said
    JAKEBENSON saidWhy do you have less than 500 posts? Did you get banned, then come back?
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    Get on the page, how many times has one been clear on this; it's no secret.. I just did some cleaning, never been banned! Yet you give yourself the right to a voice, no matter how rude or abrupt.icon_wink.gif

    Cleaning? Cleaning what? I just did an experiment, and deleted one of my posts, and my message count remained the same, it didn't decrease.
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    Jun 06, 2011 1:47 PM GMT
    Alpha_Muscle said...I am rambling. I am not sure I reached a conclusion, but do you get my point? I think this is a complicated issue.

    From now on, I am going to say, "That is soooo Takai!"


    Takai as in ้ซ˜ใ„ expensive, or of high elevation?

    Or takai as in ไป–็•Œ the afterlife?

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    Jun 06, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
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    miamimasseur said
    True_blue_aussie saidWhat on Communist News Networkicon_eek.gif

    OMG I thought you only got that on Fox, how wrong we all have beenicon_wink.gif




    Can someone with a grasp on reality please translate this?


    maybe your grip on reality is not the same as others. I've been out since 5, thus no confusion or insecurity about ones sexuality. So my reality would be diffrent to a married guy coming out as bisexual as a 40 something.



    Yeah miaimimasseur, I'll translate. TBA has still not figured out he got it wrong and this was not a story about CNN making a gay slur, but CNN reporting on gay slurs in professional sports.