Baltimore Ravens Calls Brother A "Queen" Over Pink Socks, Instagram Followers Outraged
Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver (and teammate of outspoken LGBT advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo), is in hot water this week thanks to wrath from plenty of his Instagram followers.
The current-reigning Super Bowl champ shared a picture of his brother wearing pink socks with a floral print. His caption reads, "Look at this queen."
The remark, common in gay circles, didn't sit well with lots of folks who commented on the post. A sampling includes:
"why does he have to be a Queen just because he have on #pinksocks that just to show how ignorant you are"
"So it's ok if I call my brother a fag, a queen, gay, retarded, etc... As long as it's my brother? Wow@torreysmithwr, I thought u were a better person than that. Be the role model we all thought u were. Kids look up to you, and you're telling them that bullying is ok!"
What do you think, Instincters? Is "queen" in this instance a slur?