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GLAAD to Johnson: 'There Is No Excuse'

10/27/2009 4:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Larry JohnsonGLAAD has responded to Larry Johnson's apology for hurling a gay slur at reporters yesterday -- and they're hoping the ordeal can be used as an example to other players in the NFL.

President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Jarrett Barrios tells TMZ: "Larry Johnson's apology sends an important message that there is no excuse for using anti-gay epithets.

GLAAD is continuing to call on the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs to use this unfortunate incident as a way to educate and start a dialogue with players and fans regarding the dangers of homophobia in sports
."

As we previously reported, the Kansas City Chiefs have already sidelined Johnson from team activities.


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31.

CrazyJoc    

What is GLAAD's job? to sit around and wait for someone to use the F word or the word gay? get real people,you will never get people to support you by hassling everybody. Ever since gay people were around they tried to make straight people the wrong guys.You decided to be gay than deal with the consequences!

1793 days ago
32.

Roy    

I don't know what is worst: that idiot and his mouth, or hard-left groups like GLAAD using it as opportunities to further erode Constitutional free speech

1793 days ago
33.

Edumacated    

17. I don't think Americans get the concept of freedom of speech.


Posted at 4:30PM on Oct 27th 2009 by rhbjorn

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I KNOW that YOU don't get the concept. It has nothing to do with a football player (who just happens to be on the DL, by the way) being able to use homophobic slurs. It is a constitutional precept that limits the GOVERNMENT from unduly restraining certain kinds of speech. If you do not have GOVERNMENTAL ACTION, it is not a free speech issue.



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1793 days ago
34.

ITUS    

The fact is the Gay community uses gay slurrs all the time. Let him appologize and move on to A REAL ISSUE LIKE PROP WHICH TAKES GAYS RIGHTS AWAY. THIS SMALL COMMENT DID NOTHING!

1792 days ago
35.

whatever    

I don't agree with the use of that term but the man has a right to say what he wants, whatever I may think.

1792 days ago
36.

whitney    

GET OVER IT!!! You can't say anything against them without getting your job or life threatened but you know they can say whatever they want about us and jack squat happens to them. It's bull crap and unfair.

1792 days ago
37.

COMPASSIONATE MARY    

TIRED OF THE WHOLE GAY THINGY !!!

DON'T WANT TO KNOW, DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT, JUST SHUT THE HELL UP ABOUT GAYS!

Agree with post #11

1792 days ago
38.

COMPASSIONATE MARY    

Did anyone see the video of the GAY GUY ABUSING the 10 year kid of the subway the other day.

Its on UTUBE under Los Angeles Subway Tranny.

It PROVES that the gays will MOLEST/ABUSE innocent kids even in public !

1792 days ago
39.

Larry D. Crumbley    

Hello,
people are complaining about this group, and the right to free speech. Well with this group, and the "IDIOTS" out in HOLLY-WEIRD I will tell you the real reason for the use of the FREE SPEECH that we do not have anymore in this country, and that is they the so-called elites in this country find this group to be a viable group at all. I see them as just another Immoral GROUP seeking to destroy this country's values, and it's culture. I am sick, and fed-up with all of them. I just wish that they would not be going to football games at all. I really think that the Kansas-City Chiefs should have rallied around there player, and stuck with him. Free speech is precious, and a God GIVEN RIGHT TO ALL AMERICANS. Not just to a organization that is looking for "SPECIAL"-RIGHTS and not normal people that might not care about what they are talking about. Look it is never a normal family like these sites or a stupid holly-weird site will talk about, it is always the immoral, or repugnant vile corrupt life-styles of the "IDIOTS" out there in Cal. and the most that we as normal people care about is zero when it comes to what they think. TO ME EVERYONE OF THESE PEOPLE ARE NOTHING BUT LOSERS, AND IT SHOWS IN HOW THEY ACT.


Larry D. Crumbley

1792 days ago
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