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GLAAD: Mickey Rourke Is 'Painfully Ignorant'

10/9/2009 4:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mickey RourkeThe president of The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) just personally issued the following statement, condemning Mickey Rourke for defending the use of the homophobic f-word:

"This is a slur that, regardless of what Mickey Rourke has convinced himself that it means, is often the last word that gay people, and gay youth in particular, hear before they're bullied, harassed or assaulted.

Rourke is showing himself to be painfully ignorant of how this vulgar, abusive slur feeds a climate of anti-gay hatred, intolerance and violence.

Rourke either needs to figure this out, or media needs to stop giving him a platform for promoting these kinds of slurs.
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-Jarrett Barrios -

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xcrunk    

I thought GLAAD made trash bags. WTF?

1818 days ago
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xcrunk    

Scott should know, that's where he works. Dingbat. Zing!

1818 days ago
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JRock4    

I think that Mickey Rourke don't even know what fa**** means. He has just started to get back on top and then he has to go and mess it up AGAIN! What a dumb ass!!

1818 days ago
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Phishsteak    

Ummmm.....ok.....more on Brawley Nolte please!

1818 days ago
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A. Minnitman    

See: If you disagree with GLAAD you're ignorant!! There's no room for free thought anymore,..just Gay Fascism.

1818 days ago
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whats up Doctors    

Hey Mickey, Do you think this gonna hurt your carrier? Didn't think so lmao.

1818 days ago
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whats up Doctors    

I couldn't handle the pressure, Having Glaad people Mad at me.(not) Sounds like their problem not yours,,What next LMAO

1818 days ago
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Wanda W.    

............. And Rourke is creepy to look at,Eeewwww!!!!!!!!!!

1818 days ago
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WhoCares    

It's OK for some nutsucker to tell the CA Governor to "kiss his fa**ot a**..." Bot normal folks cant call a spade a spade.

1818 days ago
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Paparazzo@frog.cc    

Mickey Rourke is a crappy actor, made worse by his tiff fugly face. It wouldn't be long before he offends everyone in Hollywood again and be a pariah again.

1818 days ago
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stan    

do you really we need glad to tell us that Mickey Rourke is ignorant. I don't!

1818 days ago
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ordinary citizen that is held accountable for his actions    

When I told my gay and lesbian friends that I was pregnant with my first child, many of them responded by calling me a f****** "breeder." GLAAD needs to look at its own community, fix their issues, THEN ask for respect.

1818 days ago
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A. Minnitman    

Calm down 'ladies' you're gonna break your magic wands or something. Relax, light some candles, set the mood and then all you fairy's can start snarling each other's goods. Sickening.

1818 days ago
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judi    

the guy was drunk...geezzz ok i agree the word maybe hurt full to most people. But come on again it's a word.

1818 days ago
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noneofyourbusiness    

You know what, who cares. Last time I checked, this is America and we have a little thing called "Freedom of Speech." You know what-if I got my panties in a bunch everytime someone pissed me off by saying something that was offensive-I would have had a heart attack by now.

For example, I'm sick of people saying that if you don't like President Obama that you are a racist. You know what-that is completely untrue and that pisses me off. I think he sucks, but it has nothing to do with the color of his skin. I thought Bush sucked too, but I'm white, so does that make me racist against myself? So, am I to assume that all black people that did not like Bush are racist against white people? Hell no! It's completely ignorant to think that way.

GLAAD needs to accept the fact that not everyone cares for their lifestyle and they will just have to get over themselves. When you come across as pushy and whiney-baby, it's a real turn off.

1818 days ago
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