"WATER! STILL WET!" Ole Miss & Mississippi: Still a bastion of hate, bigotry, prejudice, and discrimination.

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    Oct 03, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1797070-hugh-freeze-comments-on-report-ole-miss-players-used-homophobic-slurs-in-class?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial&hpt=hp_t2

    And they made cast members cry.
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    Oct 03, 2013 5:32 PM GMT
    Merging into yours, ya beat me to it! icon_biggrin.gif

    The Laramie Project? Played at Ole Miss? Watched by Football Players? I Mean, What Could POSSIBLY Go Wrong?...

    Ditching Johnny Reb in favor of a Black Bear will usher in a new era of... wait, what's that?

    Ole Miss Football Players Shout "Fag" At Actor In Gay Awareness Play

    http://deadspin.com/ole-miss-football-players-shout-fag-at-actor-in-gay-a-1440640169

    DeadspinThe Ole Miss theater department's production of The Laramie Project, which depicts the reaction to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, was interrupted Tuesday night by a stupid, hateful audience, which included (and was instigated by) about 20 Ole Miss football players.


    http://thedmonline.com/um-students-football-players-disrupt-play/

    Daily MississippianAccording to the play’s director and theater faculty member Rory Ledbetter, some audience members used derogatory slurs like “fag” and heckled both cast members and the characters they were portraying for their body types and sexual orientations. Ledbetter said the audience’s reactions included “borderline hate speech.”


    Borderline, eh? M'kay. Go on...

    DeadspinThe players, who were in attendance as part of a course requirement, weren't the only ones in the audience being dicks. But according the the play's director and members of the cast, they were basically ring-leading the thing, cheering others on to heckle the cast.

    The players were ordered by the athletic department to apologize to the cast, but it seemed like they "didn't know what they were apologizing for," and the apology for the team as a whole came from one lone player. No players involved have been named thus far. The athletic department also emailed the theater department chair to apologize.

    Ole Miss football popped up briefly earlier this summer when a highly rated recruit ran off a bunch of tweets about how racist the campus was after a recruiting visit. Now this. Get your shit together, Oxford.


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    Oct 03, 2013 5:34 PM GMT
    Not completely unrelated...

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2784928
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    Oct 03, 2013 5:48 PM GMT
    Also worthwhile for lunchtime viewing...

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    Oct 03, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    It's likely that if there are repercussions at all, it'll be the football players who take ALL the heat (this becomes a national story solely because of the alleged football team angle), and not any of the Frat Bros in the crowd that allegedly joined them in their trollery, if not initiated it. Oh, well. Goes with the territory of learning how to present oneself in public, if you're a public figure.

    Here's a single contrary account about the incidents, via the Clarion-Ledger:

    http://blogs.clarionledger.com/um/2013/10/03/report-accuses-football-players-of-harassment-using-gay-slurs/

    Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-LedgerBut Rob McAuley, a freshman from Tupelo, was in the first row and said he did not hear anything beyond laughter — some of which was coming from the stage.

    “The people on stage were constantly giggling and you could tell they were giggling about stuff,” McAuley said. “The reason the football players were laughing because some of the cast members would switch to a feminine accent to portray their characters. It was funny, and you couldn’t help but laugh. … I never heard the word fag used throughout the whole entire play.”
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    Oct 03, 2013 9:09 PM GMT
    bump.

    OP, consider changing the title to reflect what this specific incident is about. Otherwise it comes across as "Water: Still Wet." icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 04, 2013 1:22 AM GMT
    dayumm saidbump.

    OP, consider changing the title to reflect what this specific incident is about. Otherwise it comes across as "Water: Still Wet." icon_biggrin.gif


    icon_lol.gif I love it! icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 05, 2013 6:23 PM GMT
    Football players and frat bros, especially in the South, being homophobic? This is news how?
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    Oct 05, 2013 6:26 PM GMT
    libertpaulian saidFootball players and frat bros, especially in the South, being homophobic? This is news how?
    Especially in Mississippi, it doesn't surprise me one bit. Sad but true.
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    Oct 05, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
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    libertpaulian saidFootball players and frat bros, especially in the South, being homophobic? This is news how?
    Especially in Mississippi, it doesn't surprise me one bit. Sad but true.

    I'll bet at least half of the football team and the frat bros are gay or at least bisexual.
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    Oct 05, 2013 6:36 PM GMT
    libertpaulian said
    roadbikeRob said
    libertpaulian saidFootball players and frat bros, especially in the South, being homophobic? This is news how?
    Especially in Mississippi, it doesn't surprise me one bit. Sad but true.

    I'll bet at least half of the football team and the frat bros are gay or at least bisexual.
    It is pretty well known that the most virulent homophobes are closet cases. Most football players are homophobic but they sure love to spank each other on the ass, what is with thaticon_question.gif Look at all these right wing, fundamentalist groups. The hypocrisy is absolutely amazing.
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    Oct 07, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2449051/Gulf-states-introduce-medical-testing-travellers-detect-gay-people-stop-entering-country.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

    They are testing people to see if they are gay? Blood test? Crazy