The word is derived from a centuries old term for heretics, said Karen Tonson, a professor of English and gender studies at the University of Southern California, and only fairly recently has come to be among the worst gay epithets in the language. Thus it hasn yet developed quite the negative reputation with people as the N word. But she believes it eventually will.
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moment, Hill said this week on Tonight Show. he has said in multiple apologies, there was no excuse for what he did.
national television audience heard Kobe Bryant shout the same slur three years ago at a referee he thought had made a bad call during a basketball game. Knight in 2007, setting off a dispute that eventually got Washington fired. Chicago Bulls centre Joakim Noah yelled it at a Miami Heat basketball fan who had been getting on him during a game.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Jonah Hill is winning points for what appears to be a sincere apology for hurling a gay slur at a paparazzo he says was harassing him.
Like Hill, Bryant and Noah were also quick to apologize, and the National Basketball Association hit them with large fines. Major League Baseball suspended Yunel Escobar, then a shortstop with the Toronto Blue Jays, two seasons ago for stenciling the word, in Spanish, onto his eye black.
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The word is faggot, and although it not the only gay pejorative, it seems to be the one people most often fall back on when they mad at someone. And often it doesn seem to matter if they think the person is gay or not.
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think Jonah Hill comments are indicative of the fact that oftentimes when somebody uses that language, they aren using it because they are necessarily homophobic, said Hudson Taylor, whose group, Athlete Ally, seeks to end anti gay bias in sports. language is so prevalent in all the communities I work with that whether it a fourth grader or a professional athlete, 90 per cent have heard the term in the last week.
Hudson, of Athlete Ally, says that isn enough. People have to learn the word is intolerable.
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paparazzo in an encounter caught on video. A video posted Tuesday, June 3, by TMZ shows a photographer pestering Hill, who responded with expletives and an anti gay expression. On "The Howard Stern Show" on Tuesday, the 30 year old actor acknowledged that he said "a disgusting word." Hill said the word "does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people." He said that he's been a gay rights activist "from the day I was born." Earlier this year, Hill promoted a Human Rights Campaign effort opposing anti gay laws in Russia ahead of the Winter Olympics. Hill said he had been harassed by the photographer, claiming he said "hurtful things about my family, really hurtful things about me personally." (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
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think enlightenment or knowledge of just how hurtful certain terms are does phase them out, Tonson said. isn political correctness that is shutting down the use of that word. It about understanding that that word has a very violent etymology.
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anger, the emotional overtakes the rational and you think of the harshest thing you can say, and that certainly sounds harsh, added Bragman, who himself is gay, knows Hill personally and doesn believe the actor is anti gay. Hill has been a public supporter of gay rights, including speaking out against Russian laws against propaganda. who starred in Wolf of Wall Street and the new Jump Street film, let fly with the epithet after a photographer tried to get a rise out of him by insulting him and his family. That an act that fairly commonplace among Hollywood paparazzi, who often hope to get their money shots by provoking celebrities into doing something stupid.
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