Thursday, January 31, 2013
Anti Gay Remarks; San Francisco 49ers' Chris Culliver: "We Don't Got No Gay People"
Excuse this rant, but it seems there have allegedly been anti-gay remarks made by donkey cornerback Chris Culliver in a recent interview with Artie Lange.
"I don't do the gay guys man," Culliver said, according to Yahoo. "I don't do that. No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do."
Idiot. The triple negative speaks for itself: "No, we don't got no..."
And this is an idiot that we pay to see so he can make millions of dollars and slam gays in public without a hint of remorse or shame.
This recent talk about gays in pro sports has been an ongoing topic since Manti Teo's sexuality was questioned last week. And frankly I don't understand why, because if the genius Culliver (or the mainstream media) thinks "he don't got no" gays on pro football teams I would bet he's sadly mistaken.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis said it's likely he played with gay players during his career, although none of them were fully out.
"Because [the sport] is so testosterone driven, it’d be really, really difficult for a gay player to really stand up and say, ‘Hey, I’m gay and an NFL football player,'" Bettis told HuffPost Live. "And you don't know how the teams are going to respond to that as well."
Well if that's not an understatement I don't know what is. They "do got gays," but those gays don't come out for fear of intimidation and being branded by those they know won't support them. It can literally ruin their lives and their careers, and you have to grasp the magnitude of this to fully understand it. I'm not surprised that other teams members didn't come out against Culliver, because even if they support gays they can't take the risk of speaking about it in public. And I fully sympathize with those who are gay in pro sports and don't come out.
All I can say is trust me, you have nothing to worry about, Culliver. You'd be the last man on earth that would get me excited in a locker room. So get over yourself. You don't "got" to worry about gays as much as you think you do.
He's since apologized. Too late.
You can read more here.
Then, in another recent article that gets even more outrageous, it seems two San Francisco 49ers' players are reneging on being in a video last year (It Gets Better) that was made to help support young gay Americans. I remember that video, and I think I posted it on social media in a few places. I think Hillary Clinton made one, and so did the President. It helped a lot of gay people, not just younger gays.
"This is America and if someone wants to be gay, they can be gay," Brooks told the publication. "But I didn't make any video." Later, after he was reportedly shown the video on an iPhone, the player clarified, "Oh, that. It was an anti-bullying video, not a gay [rights] video."
What can you say about something like that? Seriously. It doesn't even make sense. He's either lying or he really is a blatant idiot and the emperor has no clothes once again.
Even more curiously, Sopoaga also denied taking part in the clip, even as a teammate reportedly tried to jog his memory. "I never went," he declared. "And now someone is using my name."
Well. Interesting. It's hard to add anything to a statement like that.
A petition has since been launched on change.org asking the NFL to send Culliver to spend a day with the New York Gay Football League.
I love Change.org. But I disagree with them this time. This gay who is sick and tired of getting slammed says fire him on the spot, because if anyone had made a racial slur against him the way he made against gays, they would have been fired on the spot, with no questions asked.
It's time for the double and triple standards to end, and time for zero tolerance whenever gay slurs like this are made. You can pat people like him on the back and send them to spend a day with the Gay Football League but it won't do a bit of good. Make an example of Culliver, fire him, and you won't see anyone making slurs against gays like that again. And give the gay guys on those football teams...closeted or not...a little support, too.
You can read more of this nonsense here.
Posted by ryan field at 5:31 PM