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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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Melissa    

This is SOOOOO GAY!

2124 days ago
17.

pebbles    

This is getting so old. The word gay does not mean lesbian to begin with, the word means happy, not gay. So how can 1 say the word was used wrong when the word is out of context anyway. People need to get a life. And I hope when the apoligy is demanded they Fox tells them to stick it up there asses, so to speak. And I have nothing at all against gay people, just people who sit around waiting for a slip of the tongue whereever they can find it.

2124 days ago
18.

Buck Naked    

Homo says what?

2124 days ago
19.

Goldie B    

The thought of having to tip toe around everything you say nowadays makes me sick. This country is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. Why is it that it is turning into a bunch of whinny cry babies?

2124 days ago
20.

justanotherfknday    

Just for GLSEN if I were either a Fox or Simpsons executive I'd create two more regular Simpsons characters, let's say; "OLSEN" a real gay male & "OLSINE" a lesbian female. When I got done constantly poking fun at the two newbies on every episode GLSEN WOULD wish they never opened their mouths! F-OFF YOU A-HOLES!

2124 days ago
21.

kim    

The gay and lesbian association being so touchy about the word gay? THATS SOOOOOOOO GAY!!!!! Get over yourselves Gay in the dictionary first and foremost meant happy. Once again they want a whole word to themselves/special priveleges. Saying thats so gay will always be around so they better get used to it

2124 days ago
22.

Big Mr. P    

This is the kind of junk you can expect if a certain Marxist Socialist wins this election. Go vote McCain/Palin.

2124 days ago
23.

simpson lover!!    

I will always love everything the Simpsons say and do!!!!! Cartoons are not made to offend the society, he's making fun of Milhouse.

Everyone is so freakin' GAY to care about it so much!!

2124 days ago
24.

ferraripryncess    

oh my gosh! this is so pathetic! ya know... once upon a time the word gay was used all the time to describe a person as happy. how do we know that nelson wasn't saying that the grand pumpkin is so happy?

i think people need to give it a rest already! this are only racist if you're a racist! things are only sexist if you're a sexist! things are only homophobic sounding if you're homophobic! i think that people need to calm the heck down already and give it a rest! there are worse things in this world to worry about... like the genocide in darfur, or domestic violence, or child abuse, or millions of other much better things to complain about!!!!!!!!!!!

2124 days ago
25.

al loanese    

PLEASE...I AM A GAY MAN AND WAS NOT OFFENDED BY THE COMMENT..."ITS SO GAY" IS KINDA COOL IF YOU ASK ME...IT MEANS EVERYTHING IS DONE WITH PERFECTION AND ALWAYS LOOKS GOOD.......IT WAS ALL IN FUN AND IT IS USED EVERYDAY BY GAY PEOPLE...HELL I TELL MY ROOMATE THAT THE MUSIC HE LISTENS TO (BROADWAY) IS "SO VERY GAY"...THESE IDIOTS THAT ARE FIGHTING THIS ARE MORONS THAT DO NOT SPEAK FOR THE WHOLE GAY COMMUNITY...THESE PEOPLE CANNOT FIND SOMETHING LEGIT TO PROTEST...SO THEY PROTEST A CARTOON..HELL FAMILY GUY USES GAY JOKES ALL THE TIME...NO DIFFERENT FROM BLACK JOKES, LATIN JOKES OR WHITE BIBLETHUMPING JOKES...IF WE CAN GIVE THEM..THEN WE GAY PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE THEM, PEOTEST AIDS, THE POLITICIANS THAT ARE RUINING OUR COUNTRY..THESE ARE IMPORTANT THINGS.

2124 days ago
26.

Mark Robinson    

This topic is SOOO GAY.

2124 days ago
27.

crys    

That's so "happy"

2124 days ago
28.

huh?    

They want a CARTOON CHARACTER to issue an apology??? Holy sh*t is this world f'ed up or what? That's so gay.

2124 days ago
29.

Mike    

According to their website "A lot of anti-LGBT language is said carelessly, and isn’t intended as negative or hurtful.". If it's not intended as negative or hurtful then what’s the problem? Stop whining and trying to control what people say. If I go to a restaurant and see "cheese and crackers" my feelings don't get hurt because I'm white.

Toughen up you bunch of Nancys!

2124 days ago
30.

Alison    

Could we just educate parents not to raise ignorant children so we don't have to apologize for everything. If you don't like it, don't watch it. This is a free country - stop trying to control everything... move to China if that's the kind of control you want!!!!

2124 days ago
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