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Shaq Won't "Fist Kiss" Another Man

2/4/2009 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Shaquille O'Neal -- the same guy who wanted Kobe to "taste his ass" -- is under fire for his role in an ESPN commercial after some gay rights groups slammed it for being homophobic.

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The spot, which was just pulled by the network, features Shaq rejecting a "fist kiss" -- a spin on the term "fist pound" -- from sports commentator Mike Breen. After the offer, Shaq responds, "No fist kiss, no fist love, no fist hump. None of that. You're a weirdo man. Stay over there ... fist kiss ... disgusting."

Long story short: GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) blasted the ad. ESPN apologized and has since pulled the spot.

No word from Shaq yet, but several articles have made sure to point out O'Neal's history of gay rights advocacy -- including the time he stated he would "protect a gay teammate" and the time he chased down a pack of gay bashers in Miami.

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1.

hmmm..    

Eeew he's right. Fist anything is gross, gay OR straight.

1983 days ago
2.

omg!    

so even though he doesnt like it he should do it to make the gays happy?

i'd tell him the same thing

1983 days ago
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Bamagirl    

I hate the term "homophobic." Just because someone does not want to do something does not mean they are scared. I don't want to get hit by a car so does that make me "caraphobic?" I feel like Hollywood wants everyone to think something is wrong with them (i.e. homophobic) just because it's not for them. I refuse to let people brainwash me!!!

1983 days ago
4.

Q    

Fist bumping, fist jabbing or whatever you want to call it is seriously cheesy. Nobody can take a flippin' joke these days without being called a homophobe, racist or whathave you. It's ridiculous.

1983 days ago
5.

99centz    

FIRST AGAIN!HAHAHAHAHA

1983 days ago
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wtf    

It's funny. GLADD needs to get the pole out of their @ss (no pun intended)

I have always supported the gays but I'm really getting tired of them. Much like the blacks it has reached a point I just want them to STFU already.

1983 days ago
7.

wtf    

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TMZ you should cover that Obama has added 4 BILLION DOLLARS to be given to ACORN in the stimulus package. I guess that is their payment for all those dummy votes they made to get him into office.

1983 days ago
8.

tmz_fan    

All these professional gays are too much. RELAX!!! (I'm sure you know how to "relax", if you know what I mean.)

1983 days ago
9.

sm    

Gay people like to fist kiss!?!?

I'll add that to my list of things I don't understand about gay people.... like men obsessed with women's fashion, or speaking with an accent only after you're out of the closet.

1983 days ago
10.

Tamara    

Give me a freakin' break. Homo"sexuals" don't want to kiss the opposite sex any more than us straight people want to kiss the same sex. So wouldn't that make them Heterophobes???/!!!!

1983 days ago
11.

Bash a Pap    

Wow. I guess hating gay people is the last accepted form of hatred in this country. Americans need to grow up and stop acting like obnoxious 8th graders.

1983 days ago
12.

.:Loki 4Ever:.    

GLAAD is getting as bad as PETA.. RELAXXXXXXX!!!! And this coming from a bi chick who is definitely for pro-gay rights. But come on... RELAX!

1983 days ago
13.

Please............    

B,

I'm glad to know we are "the blacks". Whatever get over yourself.

1983 days ago
14.

wtf    

13. B,

I'm glad to know we are "the blacks". Whatever get over yourself.

Posted at 11:03AM on Feb 4th 2009 by Please............

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And we are the whites. What is your point?

1983 days ago
15.

rabbit on the moon    

GLADD is a joke of an organization. I am gay, but I would never support them. I remember their attack on the soap opera One Life To Live when the show had a gay murderer. So, it would have been perfectly fine if the killer was straight because apparently gays can do no wrong. GLADD pretty much contradicts everything they stand for and they aren't doing anything positive for the gay community.

1983 days ago
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