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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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31.

Geez    

I dont see GLAAD also going against the other words like bitch, or punk ass which means the same thing. Its got to do with a frustration about someone not behaving or being at the level of a real man. Not a violent man, but a real on-it man...man.

If you are gay, great! Go marry, go do your thing! Fine! But for a straight guy acting or assuming things that are somewhat gay, like dropping a ball or riding a road-bicycle in tight skinny jeans, or a working man driving a big truck and texting or using the cellphone all the time like a little bitch or gesturing with an iphone or joining soc.ial sites...etc...then well maybe you are acting like one.

GLADS just taking an opportunity for publicity but at the same time pushing that whole equality thing in which they take sexuality, sexual orientation and place it on the same level as racial equality movements like the civil rights movement. Its not.

1818 days ago
32.

MacArthur    

Why do we have to imagine if he used the N-word? He didn't. Does a homosexual have to say that every time someone uses the f-word? Imagine if he just kicked a gay's behind instead of using the f-word. Can we imagine that?

1818 days ago
33.

A. Minnitman    

I find it hilarious and more than telling when Holywood, supposedly always at the forefront of free speech and freedom of expression is the first to instigate a character asassination on whomever doesn't agree with them. Apparently it isn't Fascism when the liberals practice it. Well that's all for now, I'll let you people get back to bashing Mickey Rourke or trying to get Roman Polanski out of prison etc.

1818 days ago
34.

Geez    

And another thing - I wish GLAAD would also fight against all the RACISM and classism that exists in the gay community. Im not trying on bit to insight hatred against others, but I have personally witnessed hardcore racist, not in at red-neck level or style, but full on racism in that community. But no one talks about that of course.

1818 days ago
35.

upchuck21    

He's no different than Perez "Mario" Hilton who likes to use the same slur. He's no different than the gay men I know who use it as well...

1818 days ago
36.

Sean    

Rourke went into boxing for little while, maybe he has brain damage. Maybe, this is the reason why Carrie Otis left his a$$.

1818 days ago
37.

Can't Stand Obama    

Mickey Rourke can say what ever he wants. He can use what ever words he wants because he has Freedom of Speech - it's in the Constitution.

I am tried of people acting like they are offended. Grow a pair. No one has the right to not be offended.

1818 days ago
38.

A Nagai    

GLAAD is the one who is ignorant, what they are doing is calling violation of freedom of speech, our First Amendment rights! The ACLU needs to step in to defend Mickey!

1818 days ago
39.

The Truth    

He's so Right!

1818 days ago
40.

DaReelScoop    

SNL Newsflash Update: The U.S. is devising a plan to have all the people in the south pacific & GLAAD swap living space then get Gavin Newsome to be the king using his main slogan "It's gonna happen" the send warships to surrond the islands. On the main ship will be Mickey Rourke as honorary co-captain to push the botton while be intoxicated with his favrite ale Mickey's Malt Liquor shouting eat fruit loops & fruity pebbles you bunch of F*****s LMFAO

1818 days ago
41.

Fred    

To Adam on Eve not Adam on Steve (46) - please take remedial English followed by a course that will teach you how to get a clue. Thank you.

1818 days ago
42.

DaReelScoop    

To Fred (48)take your mustard & hot dog & aim it at your gay lover's bun cause i ain't the one.

1818 days ago
43.

gordo    

yeah, and i also want people to stop calling me fat bastard.
i aint even fat, im just swollen a little. a-holes.

1818 days ago
44.

Caroline    

Woot Woot Mickey!! These circus freak show Fa**ots are make me sick. Go away you flaming cry babies.

1818 days ago
45.

Robyn    

I and everyone else should be able to say whatever the hell we want. Get the F*ck out GLAAD.

1818 days ago
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