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GLAAD to NFL: Punish Larry Johnson

10/26/2009 6:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson is in hot water with GLAAD -- after the former NFL Pro-Bowler reportedly dropped the homophobic f-bomb twice in the last 24 hours.

Larry Johnson
President of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Jarrett Barrio is calling for the NFL to take action against Johnson, saying "All too often this is the word that is used to ridicule and harass young gay and transgender athletes on local sports fields across America.

Professional athletes who use this word need to be held accountable for feeding a climate of intolerance toward our community. NFL officials need to take action and condemn this and future uses of this anti-gay epithet
."

Earlier today, it was reported Johnson hurled the slur at a group of reporters after he had already used the same f-word to attack someone on Twitter.

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76.

Fred    

Ever notice how nasty gays get when they don't get their way? When their little same sex prop failed to pass in California and it was revealed that a large percentage of the black population supposedly voted against it, they launched into all kinds of nasty name calling at fellow gays during protests who were black! Hello dumb-ass queens, these people are in the same boat as you, actually worse because they have to deal with TWO kinds of discrimination, yet you call them racist names when you don't get your way? Gay skinheads... Now there is an oxymoron. They don't care about anything but their perverted sick lifestyle. Gays can eat a **** for all I care (although, I'm sure they'll love that very much). I'm with Larry on this one. F-em!

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77.

Lenn K.    

SP-105, very well put. I've never understood how blacks have voted 95% for the democrats and still live in a sh*t hole and blame republicans for it. The democrats have never cared about blacks just voted and go away for four years, but don't tell blacks this.

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78.

shabbs69    

Give me a freakin break...stupid gay people!

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79.

Pittsburgh Storm    

BFD! That's so gay.

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80.

JI    

His comments should be treated just like a racial slur! He should be fines, have to sit out a few games and go to some classes about how to respect others regardless of race, creed, or sexual preference.

1730 days ago
81.

anon69    

This guy is a piece of trash. He's been charged with domestic violence, assaulted women in clubs on several occasions,throwing drinks and spitting..... Talks constant trash. They guy is almost 30 years old. It's time for him to grow up, stop pouting when things don't go his way and stop acting like a petulant child.
The owners need to man up as they say, and let these prima donna players know that this type of behavior isn't going to be tolerated. Playing for the NFL is a privilege. He can be replaced. It's ridiculous that they get paid millions of dollars and can't act like an adult. His behavior is shameful, plain and simple.

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82.

The Running Back    

I get real upset when people call me a sissy. If your a sissy does that mean your gay?

1730 days ago
83.

anon69    

@me 7:11AM -give me a break. morals? are you serious? first of all, he wasn't condemning gays, he was calling names because the Chiefs are losing and he's pissed off about it. He was pouting and didn't want to deal with reporters so he, being the mature adult that he is, called them a name. You,are an uninformed and possibly bigoted,idiot.

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84.

homie 1 kanobe    

81. I take anyone seriously who, enjoys shoving things up their Anal Cavity, I believe they need to keep their little meetings private.

Posted at 10:03PM on Oct 26th 2009 by Street Wise

CORRECTION CORRECTION CORRECTION.TYPO IT SHOULD HAVE READ: I CAN'T TAKE ANYONE SERIUOSLY WHO, ENJOYS SHOVING THINGS UP THEIR ANAL CAVITY

1730 days ago
85.

homie 1 kanobe    

Shame on you Harv, Even you are censoring my freedom of speech, You rejected my email. because I used a word and spelled it correctly and you got rid of my comment ,so I had to spell it using characters other that the alphabet: Like This F@ggot$ and that is censorship of free speech

1730 days ago
86.

bob    

I still don't understand why sexual deviants cry all the time. Maybe it's their "orentation". I kdon't approve of homosexuality, and since this is America, I have the right to say so.

1730 days ago
87.

bob    

I don't approve of homosexuality. And since this is America, I have the right (which I fought for) to say it. It is wrong to compare being a deviant to being black. Being gay is a choice, being black isn't. For those of you who say you were born that way...you made the choice to have sex, you could abstain.

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natalie davis    

You people saying this is nothing are missing the bigger picture. When the pros do it, the kids mirror this hateful behavior and bigotry on neighborhood ball fields. And kids kill themselves -- and others (Columbine, VA Tech. The words themselves may not kill, but the prevailing attitudes cause all kinds of irreparable harm. If you are a parent or a decent person, you should be siding with GLAAD on this. The very act of equating "gay" with something negative and saying that is OK is dangerous too, and way too many people on this thread are guilty of it. Would you feel the same way if some kid called your kid the F word (whether the kid is gay or not) and it led your child to have a self-esteem crisis? That could lead them to drugs, dangerous sex, destructive behaviors, even suicide. Yes, the player has a 1st amendment right to say what he will, but if he is representing the NFL, the league and the team get a say. The player has the right to live with the consequences of his actions. That's the way it should be.

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natalie davis    

You know what, R. Zimmerman? I want to hear what you say if it's YOUR kid targeted by hate speech. Would you tell GLAAD to shut up if it was defending your child?

1730 days ago
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homie 1 kanobe    

I have had TMZ censor my comments 3 times by pulling them .Let me try again
Everyone is starting their own group, to shut down the First
amendment like GLAAD, So here is mine S.C.A.F.F. SCAFF That's:
Straight Citizens Against Flaming FXXXXS.

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