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Thread: Celebrity gay stuff: is homophobia OK if you have a famous gay friend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the secretary View Post
    I have said worse in my day about gays, straights, travellers etc...
    Just because he says these out loud doesn't mean that others mightnt be thinking the same thing.
    Did people laugh?
    Brendan O'Carroll called gays queers in one episode. It was a joke. Big deal.

    What joke was there when Hart called another person a "fat fag"?

    Hart has engaged in homophobic name-calling 100 times in tweets. There was no jokes involved - just infantile name calling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCKY View Post
    How long ago were these tweets?
    2008-2010 at least I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    No but the US has a long history of homophobia in some states. Remember during the Bush admin there were referendums in many states banning gay marriage including in liberal Oregon and California. Hart may have been reflecting the times.
    Not believing in gay marriage doesn't mean that a person is homophobic.

    Was Obama being homophobic when he said that he didn't support it?

    Are you really saying that outright homophobia (openly calling people fags etc) was a mainstream activity back 10 years ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wagmore View Post
    Homophobia is such a BS term. Phobia FFS? World needs to find a word that conveys something less extreme than connotations around phobia. I'm not gay but my sense it's way OTT and promotes division. Would be interested to hear a gay person's perspective. Do believe Hart should be canned if he publicly called someone a "fat fag."
    How about "hatred of gays" instead of a single word?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betson View Post
    More nonsense from the permanently offended brigade , he made a few off colour comments on social nearly a decade ago , hardly the crime of te century. He has apologized and that should be it , move on. Let him host the Oscars and get the moral police to back off.
    100 homophobic comments is "a few" in your idiot world?
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    Quote Originally Posted by benroe View Post
    Is this not a self deprecating joke? isn't it funny because he is likening himself to a homophobe, would it be funny if he was an actual homophobe?
    Where is he likening himself to a homophobe?

    His statement is an admission that he is a homophobe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buchaill Dana View Post
    It could have been a nothing story but for how badly he managed the fallout.
    Exactly.

    Betson is so used to picking out 1 statement that suits him from the 7/8 statements that Trump makes on any issue that he's now applying it to Kevin Hart.

    Over the years Hart didn't apologise and tried to excuse what he had said, while still engaging in homophobic activity. His "clear apology" only came within the last few months, and its sincerity has been undermined by various other non-apologies that Hart has stated.

    Plus Hart has played the self-pitying "why is everybody still picking on me?" card. He accuses people who point out facts about the situation as being haters and trolls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benroe View Post
    A comedian said a few bad words in the past and has been rejected as the host of an A list gala consisting entirely of over indulged, self important progressive stooges, who's hurt?, who's offended?, who cares?.
    He made 100 homophobic tweets in the past, and was homophobic in his stand up comedy routine and in interviews.

    He wasn't rejected as host - he stood down.

    Who cares? You do, since you'e posting on this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the secretary View Post
    Exactly.
    This is bland old stuff. One would think there are more pressing matters for the gay community in Russia or the Middle East or Africa that they should be focusing on.

    It was comedy around 10 yrs ago and he has said sorry.
    Obviously those orchestrating this don't know of forgive and forget.

    What comedy was involved in his 100 homophobic tweets?

    He didn't claim that those tweets were comedy. He has said that they were just the way that he and his pals communicated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachcomber View Post
    Where is he likening himself to a homophobe?

    His statement is an admission that he is a homophobe.
    But then its not funny, its only funny if he's joking, how do you know he wasn't joking?, I mean the mans a comedian.
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