Showing posts with label Gay Slurs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gay Slurs. Show all posts

December 10, 2014

FSU Teacher Resigns after posting with gay slurs






FSU teacher resigns after posting profane Facebook comments
Florida State University does not have a policy governing what faculty and staff can – or cannot – say on social media.
But FSU College of Business senior lecturer Deborah O'Connor agreed that she went too far with her reactions on Facebook last Thursday to a photo of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. O'Connor submitted her resignation the following day, one week before the end of finals for the fall semester.
FSU officials have declined to comment on O'Connor's sudden resignation, other than to confirm that there are no rules governing use of social media.
O'Connor took issue with a Facebook post by Colin Lively, a New York City-based consultant to the beauty industry, which welcomed Holder's decision to have the U.S. Justice Department investigate the police shooting death of a black 12-year-old boy carrying a toy gun. The fatal shooting of the boy came amid high-profile deaths of unarmed black men by white police officers in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y.
O'Connor called Lively a gay slur and used profane language.
"Take your Northern (gay slur) elitism and shove it up your (expletive)," O'Connor wrote on Lively's Facebook post (they are not Facebook friends, but have one mutual friend on the social media site).
"I teach at a University, you (expletive). What do you do?" she added. "You are an intellectual fraud, just like your Messiah. Obama has single-handedly turned our once great society into a Ghetto Culture, rivaling that of Europe."
O'Connor told the Tallahassee Democrat that she was embarrassed by the entire incident. She was not forced to resign, she said, but she was encouraged to.
"I've learned my lesson about Facebook; let's just leave it at that," O'Connor said. "I decided to resign because I didn't think it was feasible to drag myself and Florida State through this kind of mud."
She has worked with her marketing department chair to have an instructor monitor the final exams for her classes this week. O'Connor will be responsible for posting her students' final grades.
Lively said during a telephone interview Tuesday that he was at first amused by O'Connor's comments, but he became increasingly concerned as her vitriol intensified.
"I'm surprised her employers weren't aware of her and hadn't done something about it," Lively said. "I feel very bad for any woman who carries that kind of rage inside her heart. I feel very bad and sorry for her."
Lively's friend Susie Sharp, one of the founders of the Social Media Club of Cleveland, captured all of O'Connor's comments before O'Connor was able to erase them (her comments are no longer visible on Facebook). She provided them to Derek Kinner, a journalist with the Jacksonville-based news and opinion website, Folio.com. His account of O'Connor's writing on Facebook and her subsequent resignation have been making the rounds online.
Sharp also sent an email of concern on Friday to FSU President John Thrasher and members of his leadership team, including Board of Trustees Chair Allan Bense. She had not received a reply from the university by Tuesday afternoon.
"I usually give people a pass, but once I saw that she had a position of responsibility teaching our children, that's what put me over the edge," Sharp said. "My thought is that when you are a teacher you are held to a higher standard."
O’Connor's resignation comes one week after five Wakulla County Sheriff's Office deputies were placed on paid administrative leave for comments they made on Facebook in reaction to protests in Ferguson.
 Doug Blackburn, Tallahassee Democrat

June 4, 2014

Our Man Jonah Hill Tells Paparazzo the “ Fa**t ” Word

Jonah Hill The following segment posited by  on hollywoodtake.com,  followed by the blog publisher’s comments.Jonah Hill’s homophobic slur occurred when some paparazzi snapped photos of him in Los Angeles. At one point, one of the cameraman joked to the actor, “I like the shorts though, bro. They are pretty sexy.” Jonah Hill was wearing flowery board shorts at the time.
 At first, Jonah Hill did not respond, and the paparazzo in question continued to follow him. After about 40 seconds, the photographer determined he had what he needed and wished the actor a “good day.” Jonah Hill then shockingly replied, “Suck my d--k, you f----t.” Video of the incident was published on TMZ Tuesday morning.
Jonah Hill appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show this morning, where the actor apologized for his homophobic slur.
“This is a heartbreaking situation for me,” Jonah Hill said about the homophobic slur video. “ ... I’m upset because from the day I was born, and publicly, I’ve been a gay rights activist.”
Hill continued: “This person [the paparazzo] had been following me around, just to give it some context, I’m not excusing what I said in any way. This person had been following me around all day, had been saying hurtful things about my family, really hurtful things about me personally, and I played into exactly what he wanted and lost my cool. And in that moment I said a disgusting word that does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people.”
Jonah Hill later added: “I am not at all defending my choice of words, but I am happy to be the poster boy for thinking about what you say, and how those words, even if you don’t intend them in how they mean, they are rooted in hate, and thats bulls--t and I shouldn’t have said that.” 
“What I said in that moment was disgusting and a hurtful term,” Hill concluded. “I should have said either nothing or just f--k you. Instead I used a word that I don’t use in my personal life, it’s not part of my vernacular. I’m happy to take the heat for using this disgusting word.  ... It would break my heart to think that anyone would think ... that I would be against anyone for their sexuality.”
Indeed, Jonah Hill’s use of the homophobic slur is particularly stunning since the actor has been a vocal supporter of gay rights. Last fall, he joined the legion of stars who joined the Human Rights Campaign’s Love Conquers Hate movement protesting Russia’s notoriously anti-gay laws. Hill also tweeted a photo of himself wearing the campaign’s signature shirt, which reads “Love Conquers Hate” in Russian.
“I have tons of gay friends, gay family members,” Jonah Hill said about his gay rights tweet. “It’s like saying, why do you think people should breathe? I support anybody doing whatever they want to do to be who they are.”
But does this mean Jonah Hill is a hypocrite for using an anti-gay slur? Or do we cut the comedian some slack since he has fought for LGBT rights in the past? Readers of the TMZ article are split on the issue.
“Its never right to call someone a slur but he was pushed by that dbag pap he most.probably snapped and said it without thinking,” one user wrote under the story. “given that he is an activist for gay rights Im sure he can be cut some slack.”
Another added: “The support he has given to gay causes far outweighs any momentary lapse in judgment.”
Adam Gonzalez, Blog publisher :  I will give a person like Jonah all the rope he needs or wants because of his back ground and record of solid backing of the gay community. What he said if any of us was there listening live we would have laughed our *icks off and would have seen that he was being pushed by the paparazzi. Jonah clearly explained that the situation called for a four letter word, which I agree, but he just chased the wrong one. I don’t believe in giving people using that word a pass as I have said many times on this blog and everywhere but nothing or no one is perfect. When you have statements such as 0 on drugs or 0 on this or that I see it as silly because there is no such number in human daily events. 
So Why he gets a pass? He doesn’t get a pass. Now that he said it he is paying the price which I also agree with.  He is being criticized but also he immediately apologized. I am not going to criticize him but I will agree with Johah that he picked the wrong word. He should have used a 4 letter word on the azzwuz of paparazzo and move on like he did. 
I am happy that some in the gay and straight communities came after him.  That was the price to pay. I am glad that everything went real fast. He said, a storm formed, he apologized and now Iam laughing about it and being thankful that we are on track on putting that word where it belongs, out  of our lives :)

October 2, 2013

Racer Nelson Piquet Jr. Fined $10,000 on Gay Slur

Piquet Jr NASCAR.JPG
 Ace Racer Nelson Piquet jr. is been a real bad boy on Twitter according to USA Today.  When are people going to learn that just because you use a password to enter social media what you say is not private. Behavior in which downgrades gays or anyone group of people is not tolerated anymore.
This is what was reported: 


He has been fined $10,000 and ordered to attend sensitivity training after posting an Instagram comment with a gay slur.
In response to fellow Nationwide Series driver Parker Kligerman's selfie after a workout, Piquet wrote a comment with a three-letter slur. Kligerman appeared to laugh it off with a comment of his own, but a fan snapped a screen shot and it caught NASCAR's attention.
In a Twitter exchange with @MatthewBreuer, Piquet said the comment was teasing between friends.
"Don't act like if u have never called your friends names," Piquet said in a now-deleted tweet. "Were (sic) not living in the 50s anymore bud.. jokes are jokes."
In a statement Tuesday, Piquet said: "I sincerely apologize to everyone for my poor choice of words last week. I did not mean to hurt or offend anyone. This has been a cultural learning experience that will make me a more sensitive person moving forward."
Kligerman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from USA TODAY Sports.
Piquet also was placed on indefinite probation.
Earlier this season, Nationwide driver Jeremy Clements was suspended for two races after he made a racial slur toward African-Americans.
"Nelson Piquet Jr. recently communicated an offensive and derogatory term that cannot be tolerated in our sport," NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations Steve O'Donnell said. "NASCAR's Code of Conduct explicitly spells out in the 2013 rule book our position regarding the use of disparaging terms. We expect our entire industry to abide by this code."
The Code of Conduct in the rule book says a driver "shall not make or cause to be made a public statement and/or communication that criticizes, ridicules or otherwise disparages another person based upon that person's race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, or handicapping condition.''
In a separate statement from Turner Scott Motorsports, the team said it had spoken to Piquet about his "insensitive comment" and the driver "understands that such remarks will not be tolerated."
"TSM expects those associated with the team to uphold professional standards that we can all be proud of," the statement said. "Nelson has assured the team that he has learned his lesson and he knows what it means to represent TSM."
This isn't the first time Piquet has found controversy in 2013.
After on-track fireworks in May's Nationwide race at Richmond International Raceway, the ex-Formula One driver argued with Brian Scott and kicked him below the belt.
On the way out of the track, Piquet and a friend were then confronted by two crew members from Scott's Richard Childress Racing team. The crew members were arrested and charged with assault.
Also Tuesday evening, NASCAR issued a six-point penalty to Joey Logano's Nationwide team.
The front of Logano's No. 22 car was found to be too low in post-race inspection after his win at Dover International Speedway.
Logano and the team get to keep the win, but crew chief Jeremy Bullins was fined $10,000 in addition to the loss of six owner points for team owner Roger Penske.
Logano does not run for points in the Nationwide Series.
In a statement, Penske said it had a spring retaining screw "back out" during the race. The front end was too low by 1/16 of an inch, the team said.
"The problem is being addressed internally to prevent it from happening again and the team is not planning to appeal the penalty," the statement said.
Jeff Gluck, USA TODAY Sports
pic: Wikepedia

Amazon SearchBox Use it for All Meerchandise

The Forest Needs help

Summer Athlete

Adamfoxie Blog Int.

Adamfoxie Blog Int.
Amazon

ONE

ONE
Relief World Hunger

Taylor Made 2016 Family Clubs

Click Here To Get Anything by Amazon- That will keep US Going

Amazon EcHo

Blog Archive/White No# Stories per Month/year

Popular Posts

Everyday at the Movies

Orangutans ARE Part of the Forest

The Gay Man in You♥ or Him