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Nelson Owes Milhouse Apology for "Gay" Slur

11/4/2008 3:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nelson Muntz from "The Simpsons" is used to being in trouble, but now he's under fire over a "super gay" comment he made on Sunday's Halloween episode ... ha HUH?
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The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the people who teamed up with Hilary Duff to fight the offensive use of the phrase "that's so gay," is now going after Nelson for his homophobic comment on the show.

In a statement to TMZ, GLSEN says: "Nelson's use of 'that's so gay' in a negative way is not surprising considering that 90 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth say they hear the term used this way frequently or often at school. Nelson should visit ThinkB4YouSpeak.com where he can send an apologetic e-card to Milhouse. GLSEN would also welcome Nelson's participation in our next PSA so he can make amends by helping to educate young people about why such language is wrong."

A rep for the show was not immediately available for comment. Nelson's people couldn't be reached for comment either ... since he's a cartoon.

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1.

Me    

that's so gay

2129 days ago
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jr    

The fact that they are whining about this is so gay!

2129 days ago
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GiveMeABreak    

That's gay.

2129 days ago
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just sayin    

do you remember when "thats so gay" was just a phrase used for something really dumb. Oh, but i guess really dumb is also incorrect, cause someone could really be dumb.. or thats retarded. The funny thing is, my sister is gay and i always to this day say "thats so gay" then remember that they are gay - so now i just say, okay i say this it isnt knocking you it is just something i say "THATS SO GAY"... that they made a big deal about his is "SO GAY"

2129 days ago
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how dumb    

Last time I checked, this country still had FREE SPEECH. I'm sick and tired of everybody and organizations trying to censor what we can and cannot say.
THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY PEOPLE..

2129 days ago
6.

Riley    

There is no such thing as a joke anymore. Is satire off limits in 2008?
The media and all of these "groups" are so p.c. that we cannot even laugh about our differences.
They are WAY worse than the religious right.
Mark my words, Obama being elected will only make it worse.

2129 days ago
7.

your mother    

Send an apology e-card? They realize he's a cartoon right?

2129 days ago
8.

There is no such thing as reality tv    

Politcially correct behavior is starting to get offensive to me. Does everything have to be made into a big drama anymore?

2129 days ago
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Kunta Kinte    

That's so Queer

2129 days ago
10.

SB    

While on the subject of things is that episode that were offensive, can the Simpsons' apologize for blaspheming the Nicene Creed, too? Probably not, seeming as though it's not GAY.

2129 days ago
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Sherie    

That is soooooooooooooooooo Gay! Gay=Dumb!!! Hee hee! Screw these morons trying to be politically correct. They are so gay - and, I mean that in a bad way! Homos!

2129 days ago
12.

Skanks R Us    

Thats what happens when ya steal the rainbow, give it back, and we will never utter a gay slur again

2129 days ago
13.

JP    

That's what little kids do in real life! Call each other gay! It's not a big deal.

2129 days ago
14.

Mary    

My daughter is a lesbian. Her and her friends use this expression all the time - this is just like the blacks gettin up in arms when we say n*gga, n*gger, yet they can say it all the time and nothing. get a life people it just words stop taking everything so seriously, you are the ones making this an issue.

2129 days ago
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Big Mr. P    

My friends this is the day. Along with voting for McCain/Palin let's keep this a nation of morals and followers of God's law. Vote yes on Prop 8 and put an end to this nonsense about same sex marriage. If you are in California vote YES on prop 8.

2129 days ago
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