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Old 29-06-2013, 18:31
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Interesting article on DS regarding tweets Alec Baldwin made in which an LGBT rights group accused him of being homophobic. Alec Baldwin has since applogised. But were his comments homophobic or were the LGBT rights group clutching at straws to get attention?

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/...ay-tweets.html

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Old 29-06-2013, 18:34
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:36
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:38
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Interesting article on DS regarding tweets Alec Baldwin made in which an LGBT rights group accused him of being homophobic. Alec Baldwin has since applogised. But were his comments homophobic or were the LGBT rights group clutching at straws to get attention?

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/...ay-tweets.html

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I'd be inclined to accept his explanation as valid.

I don't think he was being intentionally homophobic
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:40
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I'd be inclined to accept his explanation as valid.

I don't think he was being intentionally homophobic

Good point there on the intentionally; I agree.
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:41
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I vote for "I just think he's an idiot".
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:44
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Based on those comments it seems fairer to assume that he had a problem with the individual rather than the whole of the gay community.

I can see how the use of the word queen has transcended the gay stereotype (where it certainly started) to denote that type of behaviour regardless of orientation.

I have never seen any other reason to think that Alec Baldwin is homophobic so I am inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt myself.
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:44
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I'd be inclined to accept his explanation as valid.

I don't think he was being intentionally homophobic
I agree.

If what he is saying is true and his wife was not using her phone during the funeral (and honestly would anyone be stupid enough to tweet while at a funeral - it would be bound to be picked up) then he obviously just got very angry at this insinuation. And I don't blame him.

That Mail article was vicious.
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:45
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i mean seriously. does anyone really care?
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:46
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No Not homophobic at all, But there will be those that see it as homophobic, you know the usual faux homophobic outrage.
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:48
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Utterly homophobic.
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:50
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Utterly homophobic.
Really?

I just read it as him having a massive problem with that journalist which, to be honest, I would too if I was accused of disrespect at someone's funeral. And lashing out accordingly.

I see nothing which tells me he is homophobic.
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:50
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No, not homophobic.
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:50
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Yes seems homophobic, but I don't care either way.
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:54
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Not homophobic
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:54
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No..........
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:55
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Gay people call each other queens all the time. It's an annoying way to behave by and large.

Certain groups like GLAAD like to throw words around in order to get attention. I doubt they really do much for gay rights.
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:57
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No.

And I can't seem to see a poll.
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:59
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Really?

I just read it as him having a massive problem with that journalist which, to be honest, I would too if I was accused of disrespect at someone's funeral. And lashing out accordingly.

I see nothing which tells me he is homophobic.
He may not be homophobic but this is homophobic language:
"toxic little queen"

"If put my foot up your f**king ass, George Stark, but I'm sure you'd dig it too much. (sic)"
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Old 29-06-2013, 18:59
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Who would have thought it, a militant gay group finding offence where there is none in order to justify their own pathetic existence.
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Old 29-06-2013, 19:01
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Yep, it was a bit much, but a) death does funny things to people and, b) it doesn't mean that Alec is homophobic.

So for me, it's a bit 'meh'. A guy accuses a woman of doing something bad at a funeral. Womans husband kicks off in defence. End of.
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Old 29-06-2013, 19:01
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Yep, it was a bit much, but a) death does funny things to people and, b) it doesn't mean that Alec is homophobic.

So for me, it's a bit 'meh'. A guy accuses a woman of doing something bad at a funeral. Womans husband kicks off in defence. End of.
Yes, I'd go with that.
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Old 29-06-2013, 19:07
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He may not be homophobic but this is homophobic language:
I can't defend the language he used at all. But using it through anger in defence of his wife when he's just lost someone... I'm willing to give him another chance before I choose to believe he is a homophobic person. We've all said stupid things in anger that may not reflect our true general beliefs.
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Old 29-06-2013, 19:09
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He may not be homophobic but this is homophobic language:
But the guy in question is gay right?

Assuming so, bringing his sexuality into the argument (with the ass comment clearly does) is homophobic as would calling him a n-word would be if he was black.

It's possible to insult people who you don't like while leaving slurs out of it.
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Old 29-06-2013, 19:10
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A bit idiotic but nothing to get worked up about IMO.
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