#Homophobic

Rapper Eminem Expresses Regret For 'F*gg*t' Slur (Again)

After getting slammed for using homophobic language (again) on his latest album, rapper Eminem has now addressed the debacle expressing regret over his choice of words.

First, let’s recap - on the track “Fall” from the new release Kamikaze, Eminem took a verse to swipe at rapper/producer Tyler the Creator.

It seems Eminem was angry over criticism leveled his way by Tyler who had publicly criticized his Beyoncé collaboration, “Walk on Water,” from Eminem’s 2017 release, Revival.

With that in mind, Eminem dropped this in “Fall:”
 

Tyler create nothing, I see why you called yourself a faggot, bitch / It’s not just ’cause you lack attention / It’s ’cause you worship D12’s balls, you’re sacrilegious / If you’re gonna critique me, you better at least be as good or better

 

Immediately, the music industry and the LGBTQ community clapped back at the 45-year-old rapper.

“It’s never ok to say a word that is filled with hate,” said Imagine Dragons frontman (and LGBTQ ally) Dan Reynolds.

 

 

Even Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, who appears on the track, took pains to distance himself tweeting, “Was not in the studio for the Eminem track... came from a session with BJ Burton and Mike Will. Not a fan of the message, it’s tired. Asked them to change the track, wouldn’t do it. Thanks for listening to BRM.”

“This is not the time to criticize youth, it’s the time to listen, to act” added Vernon. “It is certainly not the time for slurs. Wish they would have listened when we asked them to change it.”

Which brings us to yesterday as the 15-time Grammy Award winner sat down for a lengthy video interview with rapper/reporter Sway about the new project.

During the chat (which has already garnered over 2.2 million views in a day), Sway asked about using the word “faggot” on the track.

“With the Tyler the Creator thing, man, I realize now, I realize I wasn’t, in the mind frame of - I realize I was angry when I said the sh*t about Tyler,”  says the Slim Shady rapper.

“The word that I called him on the album, on that song, was one of the things where I felt like, this might be too far. Because in my quest to hurt him, I realized that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it.”

This isn’t the Oscar winner’s first trip to the homophobic rodeo, though.

His sophomore album, Marshall Mathers LP, received similar criticism for his repeated use of the word "fag."

The issue reared its head again when he used the term on the track “Rap God” in 2013.

At the time, he said he didn’t think of it as a slur, just a word he’d grown up using as a put-down in rap battles.

One has to wonder, though, in 2018 - at the age of 45 - couldn't Marshall Bruce Mathers III learn to step away from the homophobic rhetoric?

What do you think, readers?

You can watch Eminem explain below.

 

 

California Man Could Get 5 Years In Prison For Death Threats To Boston Globe

A California man who used homophobic slurs while making multiple death threats targeting the Boston Globe was arrested by the FBI this week.

Robert Chain of Encino, California, has been charged with making threatening communications in interstate commerce after he allegedly called in threats to the Boston Globe newsroom 14 times over a 12-day period between August 10 and 22.

The threats apparently stemmed from the Globe’s call for newspapers across the nation to publish op-ed pieces in support of a free press all on the same day.

From the Department of Justice:

On Aug. 10, 2018, the Boston Globe announced that it was requesting that other newspaper publications around the country publish a coordinated editorial response to political attacks on the media. The coordinated editorial response was to be published on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.
According to court documents, immediately following the announcement, Chain began making threatening calls to the Boston Globe’s newsroom.

In the calls, Chain referred to the Globe as “the enemy of the people” and threatened to kill newspaper employees.

In total, it is alleged that Chain made approximately 14 threatening phone calls to the Globe between August 10 and 22, 2018.

Over 300 newspapers took part in the coordinated editorials.

Homophobic slurs “faggot” and “cocksuckers” were a popular choice of insult used by Chain.

According to an affidavit filed by the FBI, Chain said in an August 13 phone call, “Hey, how’s your pussy smell today, nice and fresh? We are going to shoot you motherfuckers in the head, you Boston Globe cocksuckers. Shoot every fucking one of you.”

During a call on August 16, Chain used the word “faggot” as he continued to threaten the Globe, which he referred to as “the enemy of the people.”

“You’re the enemy of the people, and we’re going to kill every fucking one of you. Hey, why don’t you call the F, why don’t you call Mueller, maybe he can help you out buddy. Still there faggot? Alright, why, you going to trace my call? What are you going to do motherfucker? You ain’t going to do shit. I’m going to shoot you in the fucking head later today, at 4 o’clock. Goodbye.”

In a call on August 22, the 68-year-old was recorded as saying, “You are the enemy of the people, and I want you to go fuck yourself.”

Chain added that he would continue with this threats “as long as you keep attacking the President.” Chain went on to use the term “fake news” in that same phone call.

The phrases “enemy of the people” and “fake news” have been used many times in past months by President Trump as he has attacked various news outlets in public statements.

 

 

In fact, since the deadly gun shooting in June at the Maryland newspaper, The Capital Gazette, Trump has used the term nine times.

When police entered Chain’s home, they found over 20 firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Chain, who was released on $50,000 bond, faces a possible five year prison sentence, one year of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000.

Watch the report from NBC News below.

 

 

Idaho Man Arrested For Hate Crime After Yelling 'Half-Breeds' & 'F*ggots' At Church Group

A group of church kids from Spokane, Washington, on a field trip to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, were accosted by a man identified as Richard Sovenski as they stopped for ice cream. 

A group of church kids from Spokane, Washington, on a field trip to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, were accosted by a man identified as Richard Sovenski as they stopped for ice cream. 

After hearing a guest preacher while traveling in Idaho, the youth group's leader, Jose Ceniceros, took the kids for ice cream at a nearby McDonalds.

Sovenski started yelling racial slurs and extreme profanity at the children as they prepared to leave, says Ceniceros.

Exiting the  restaurant, Sovenski allegedly punched Ceniceros and shoved him to the ground. Ceniceros began recording the incident with his phone at that point and shared the video with The Inlander who reported the incident.

“F*ck you, you f*cking half-breeds! Get the f*ck out of Idaho!” Sovenski is shown saying on video. 

“You got a f*cking problem, I’m your f*cking guy!” he adds. “I will f*ck you up in a f*cking heartbeat, you little f*ggot!”

At one point, one of the youth group can be heard saying, “That’s why I don’t come to Idaho,” to which Sovenski screams back, “Yeah! That’s why you don’t come to Idaho! We’re real f*cking men here, you bitch!”

Here's the video - Warning: VERY strong language.

 

 

The man accompanying Sovenski, who grabs his genitals at the end of the video, is apparently Sovenski's son.

Police arrested Sovenski on one count of misdemeanor battery and one felony count of malicious harassment under Idaho’s hate crime statute which reads: ‘It shall be unlawful for any person, maliciously and with the specific intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person’s race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin.’

The local NBC affiliate reports that in interviews with investigators, Sovenski's wife says she was worried the children could have bumped into her as she'd recently undergone shoulder surgery.

For Sovenski's part, he told investigators that he didn't so much 'punch' Ceniceros as 'pushed' him and that the church youth leader must have "tripped over his own feet."

Sovenski said he used the strong language to "get the upper hand" in the argument, and believed the comments would "get under their skin."

(h/t The Inlander)

Jason Statham Apologizes For Allegedly Using Homophobic Slurs On Set

Though we have no concrete evidence the incident actually occurred, Jason Statham has issued a public apology for allegedly using homophobic slurs on the set of his 2015 action film Wild Card.

The Fast & the Furious star, 50, has been accused of a rant laden with homophobic language in the midst of an argument with Steve Casman while shooting at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans.

To repeat, as of yet we have no proof this conversation actually happened, but  British tabloid The Sun claims to have acquired a transcript of the conversation:

"Stop acting like a f...... f..," Statham reportedly said. "I hate that f....... f.... s.... Talking, whispering... you guys [are] acting like a bunch of f...... f....... If you want to tell me something, don't wait 'til I do 15 f....... takes before you say something. Stop being a f...... f.. and be more assertive.”

Statham apologized May 16 in a statement issued on Facebook:

"I have never heard the recording and my multiple requests to hear the recording have been refused. I have no recollection of making any of these offensive comments. However, let me be clear, the terms referenced are highly offensive."

"If I said these words, it was wrong and I deeply apologize. Anyone who knows me knows it doesn’t reflect how I feel about the LGBTQ community. While I cannot fix what was said in the past, I can learn from it and do better in the future.”

It’s worth noting that releasing the alleged audio could come with consequences. Under Louisiana’s Electronic Surveillance Act, recording a conversation without someone’s permission is strictly against the law. According to The New York Post, Statham’s legal team has implied legal action would be taken if such a tape were released.

For more: https://pagesix.com/2018/05/17/jason-statham-apologizes-for-allegedly-using-homophobic-slur/

Boxer Adrien Broner States "Going At It Is Gay," Also Has Thoughts On Mexicans

 

As of his post-fight interview last night after a match, people seem to have more of a problem with Adrien "The Problem" Broner than they normally do. The outspoken boxer's shtick involves telling it like it is (for his fake name isn't "The Problem") but even though boxing fans are used to Broner's antics, he done and did it by giving his unfiltered thoughts on Mexicans attending his match as well as by using the word "gay" to reference something negative. So 1995.

Broner was disappointed that his Sunday night fight with Jessie Vargas was called as a draw, and even though his fists were down after the fight, he weaponized words with:

Look at his face. It look like I beat him with what they beat Martin Luther King with. We ain't go at it. Going at it is gay. 

Oh I forgot, he mentions Martin Luther King. He adds his thoughts on the cultural tapestry of Mexican heritage:

It’s hella Mexicans and shit in here. Everybody keep booing me and shit. They want rice and chicken. I want some motherfuckers that want some Coney’s around me.

 

 

It should be noted that Vargas is Mexican. Broner's comments have divided Twitter, with some understandably claiming that his words don't belong in the year 2018, and others noting that this is simply The Problem staying on-brand and cracking wise. Do you think Broner needs to find a new job as a standup comedian, or should he not be excused from his derogatory comments? Let us know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theta Tau Fraternity Expelled Over Racist, Homophobic, Sexist And Everything In Between Video

 

Pretty much every negative stereotype of fraternity members can be seen playing out in horrific detail in a viral video of a skit performed by members of Syracuse University's Theta Tau fraternity. The video is so egregiously offensive that, after less than a week's worth of deliberation, the university has permanently banned Theta Tau from campus. Not surprisingly, Chancellor Kent Syverud condemned the video as "racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, ableist and sexist."

Among the many quotable gems included in the skit, members can be heard pledging the oath:

I solemnly swear to have hatred in my heart for n***ers, sp*cs and most importantly the f**kin’ k*kes.

And they don't leave out the gays, also stating:

...Get together and [talk] about their significant others while drinking different wines and talking in gay girly accents.

The chapter claims in an official statement that the skit was intended to be satirical. Supposedly members were deriding a Republican pledge for his conservative views, and the video is meant to expand our minds, and dare I say, our hearts:

It was a satirical sketch of an uneducated, racist, homophobic, misogynist, sexist, ableist and intolerant person. The young man playing the part of this character nor the young man being roasted do not hold any of the horrible views espoused as a part of that sketch.

The video was originally posted to a secret Facebook page only intended to be seen by members of Theta Tau, so its designation as a tool for expanded, liberal thinking kind of hits a roadblock right there. The school administration - not to mention outraged students - aren't buying the fraternity's response, and this somber video from the school details the extent to which the members could be prosecuted:

 

The video itself is NSFEyeballs, and may offend some viewers. You can see it HERE. Proceed with caution...