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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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31.

tuttio    

Big Mr. P, you are so right - it's not the far right people need to beware of, but the far left
who want to put a plug in Talk Radio, and now th SIMPSONS! What about freedom of speech?
Vote McCain / Palin.

2122 days ago
32.

LITTLE MISS CAN'T BE WRONG    

THIS REALLY IS SILLY.
I AM NOT AGAINST BEING GAY AT ALL. ITS EVERYONE'S OWN CHOICE.
BUT IM PRETTY SURE THAT THE WRITERS OF THE SIMPSONS DIDNT MEAN ANYTHING AGAINST GAYS WHEN PUTTING THIS IN THE SCRIPT. AND GOOD LORD IF THEY DONT LIKE THIS, IM PRETTY SURE THEY'LL HAVE A BIG PROBLEM WITH 9 OUTTA 10 SOUTH PARK EPISODES.

2122 days ago
33.

yabadabadooo    

THATS SO GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY NEEDS TO GET OVER THEMSELVES AND REALIZE THE WORLD DOESNT EVOLVE AROUND THEM OR THEIR STUPID SICKENING PARADES....

2122 days ago
34.

jmcg    

you've got to be kidding me!!!! people who get offended at crap like this, have WAY too much time on their hands. it's almost like they sit around watching every show on TV, waiting for something "offensive" to be said or to happen, so they can cause an uproar!
as a gay man, you have to learn to laugh at things, as well as yourself, and not take comedy or satire as a slap against your face!!! that's why it's called COMEDY people!!!!!!!
get a life!!

2122 days ago
35.

justsaying    

You know, you gays and lesbians need to stop worrying about what straight people are saying about you and instead, worry about WHAT GOD IS GOING TO SAY TO YOU!! I guarantee that when you die god isn't going to ask "what did those straight people say about you." He's just going to be concerned with your behavior. SO STOP THINKING ABOUT US AND INSTEAD LEARING TO STOP LICKING SOME GIRL AND STICKING YOUR D**K IN SOMEONE'S BUTT! IT'S ALL GROSS. SO VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2122 days ago
36.

David    

How GAY is this?

Freakin oversensitive dumbasses

2122 days ago
37.

Vick Fan    

tuttio and Big Mr. P.......enlightenment from the group of people who want to ban Gay marriage and basically banish all homosexuals, have to start their yapping about Obama. Obama will do this and Obama will do that. What about your homophobes McCain and Palin? What will they do when a phrase like thats so gay gets uttered on the TV? They will have a melt down! Go back to your trailors you morons!

2122 days ago
38.

God of Hell Fire    

Technically, Nelson referred to the Grand Pumpkin as "super gay". In fact, the Grand Pumpkin is "super gay". The Grand Pumpkin's closet door was thrown open by these very rat bastards that find it offensive that Nelson used the term, "super gay". I've used the term, "rat bastards". Are we to expect a group of "super gays" to complain about offending "rats" or "bastards"? Super Gay Rat Bastards!

2122 days ago
39.

jason grenci    

i think people are generally aware of the different uses of teh word and i dont really find it offensive at all. and what the heck does hillary duff care anyways?????

2122 days ago
40.

krystal    

ok then that's so not straight

2122 days ago
41.

steph    

Clearly when we say Thats gay or that looks gay etc...we don't mean Homosexual...I know I don't ....usually-
I have been saying it since 8th grade when I really didn't even know "gay" and I am 38 and I still say it with no disrespect to our wonderful homosexual neighbors. Maybe we should spell the "other" gay - ghey- that way no one gets all upset cuz thats gay er ghey.

2122 days ago
42.

artstoyz    

This country is turning gay. Vote YES on Prop 8 all you Californians!!!

2122 days ago
43.

jaeseabean    

Omg! its the simpsons, as a "gay", myself nobody cares that they used the term properly or inproperly. Thease groups are so embarrassing they make us seem like we bitch all day long in all actuallity we have more important things to worry about like prop 8 or what outfit we're gonna wear to that new club.

2122 days ago
44.

CMJNM    

Little by little, these outrageous groups are taking our free speech away from us

2122 days ago
45.

Mika    

Brian has said this on the Family Guy several times, no one cared then... I guess only the Simpsons gets close scrutiny. I like the poster that pointed out the GLAD folks don't care that a kid is being assaulted, only that one uttered "so gay", lol! Hypocrites!

2122 days ago
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