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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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31.

ThoseCopsArePigs    

To the retards at GLAAD...straight people are generally grossed out by homosexual behavior...just like homosexuals would be grossed out by straighy behavior...because remember, "it's not a choice" Isn't that what you say? So don't get pissed off at a straight person for not being interested in acting gay...hypocrits.

1986 days ago
32.

TMZSUXS    

Stupid!! Complete Idiotic!! Just cus he wont kiss the same sex as him, makes him a homophobic!! The gays really need to start getting a LIFE!!! The Gays get mad and say they dont want religion shoved down their throats, yet they wanna shove what they believe to be right down our throats?? Come on people!! Not everone wants to kiss the same sex. What do you wanna turn the whole world gay. I'm sorry i dont want that to happen. Thats sick!!

1986 days ago
33.

TMZSUXS    

Wait Wait!!! I Just Watched The Video. how does this relate to the Gays??? Really the guy said fist kiss. OMG Gays Get A life. And notice how the gay community is trying to make themselves look like a race?? well u guys arent and stop trying to compare yourselves to what the blacks went through. Cus you guys are no where close

1986 days ago
34.

pd    

Since when is someone a homophobe just because they personally think doing something is gross. I personally think it would be gross to eat another chick out but that still doesn't make me homophobic.

1986 days ago
35.

Bash a Pap    

I think it is high time for gay people to take to the streets and star beating up straight people for acting straight in public. It is time for some good old fashioned straight bashing.... I'll start.

1986 days ago
36.

Mo    

That was funny!! No way is that homophobic and I agree it is a shame that ESPN apologized and pulled it. Who ever heard of "fist kiss"?? Nothing wrong with Shaq on this one.

1986 days ago
37.

lowell    

wtf !!!!

where was glaad when on "family tries" alex p. keaton said 2 nick


" nick i am a passionate guy and you are a passionate guy "

and nick said " hey alex "


hmmmmm

glaad


chriastians & straight people are ofended by stuff 2

but do we bitch and moan, like u bitches and sissies !!!!

1985 days ago
38.

Alex    

Wow. I am gay and this is just wrong. GLAAD needs to get its sh*t together. There are more pressing issues than Shaq starring in an ad saying things that could be described as merely innocent comments, taken the wrong way.

Seriously, the majority of the gay community needs a wake up call. We've stopped focusing on the REAL gay-bashers, and turned something like this, into something it's not.

1978 days ago
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