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Reggie Bush -- 'No Homo'

12/30/2010 9:00 PM PST BY Johnny Lopez

In today's second gay-themed celebrity Twitter of the day, Reggie Bush asks: If someone says "no homo," is that offensive towards gay people?

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For those unfamiliar, the term "no homo" is used (often in rap lyrics) to qualify a statement or compliment to a member of the same sex that they feel could come off as sounding "gay."

Although we're not Dr. Phil, we have interviewed him, and we're sure he'd say use of the term reveals an insecure need to prove one's heterosexuality by simultaneously distancing themselves as far as possible from being thought of as ... wait for it ... a gay person.

So is it offensive? Well, imagine if someone said, "I love rap music ... No black." Or ... "I'd like a bagel ... No Jew."

Seems the answer to your question Reggie ... is yes.   

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Stacee    

I think it's demeaning to gays regardless of the context it's used in.

1336 days ago
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Trev the 1    

i loved the comment if you say no talent to reggie would he get offended thanks bubbles that made me laugh

1336 days ago
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Trev the 1    

man that chick is hot no hetro

1336 days ago
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Den    

he's joking.

1336 days ago
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Brooke    

I'm a lesbian. I don't think saying 'no homo' is offensive... just kind of dumb.

1336 days ago
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abr    

Think Reggie think. If you see the signs "No colors" or "No Nxxxxxs," is that offensive to you? Put yourself in their shoes before you ask that kind of question.

1336 days ago
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Truth Hurts    

No one wants to be known as a homo, look at the owner of this site Harvey, he hides his homosexuality. Or at least tries to cause it's pretty well known fact that he gets down on his knees and puts another mans sexual organs in his mouth.

Pretty gross when you actually think of it like that.

1335 days ago
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Truth Hurts    

Seems the answer to your question is... only to over sensitive gay boys who like to pretend to be a victim.

That's gay(offense intended).

1335 days ago
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lucy    

Maybe he's saying this because it's part of one of Kayne West's songs...and Kayne is now working with Reggie's ex Kim...coincidence? I think not.
He is J-E-A-L-O-U-S
sucks when your girl moves on huh? but you played her on the side. now who's crying??

1335 days ago
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miguel    

Kinda like, "No Heisman'!

1335 days ago
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ashley    

OMFG! Whats the big friggen deal about asking ppl what it means, the guy is rarely on twitter and the time he comes on, you azz wipes gotta blow it all up and make a big deal outta nothing! so what, i use the word gay to ppl all the time and I dont give a dam if they're gay or not, i say it in a bs way, not to offend anyone. just like the other night, harveys shirt looked so gay, go preach to ppl about use the N word non stop

1335 days ago
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MoodSwing916    

Harvy is gay, who are you to tell someone that is gay what they find offensive?

Posted at 4:28 PM on Dec 30, 2010 by Me

And who is anyone to tell everyone else they should find it offensive too.

1335 days ago
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janet    

Who Cares. Just another no talent rapper.

1335 days ago
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truth hurts    

Huh, seems someone has hijacked my id...what a wannabe!

1335 days ago
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SP    

I don't get it, TMZ & homosexuals are hypocrites! They say we should do away with don't ask , don't tell, so homosexuals can come out of the closet & be proud to let EVERYONE know they are homosexuals, but hey you better not come out & let people know you are NOT a homosexual! IOf they can come out & annouce to the country that they are homosexuals & proud of it, then why can't people who are not come out & annocie it & be just as proud? I know because that is not what homosexuals really want, they want special treatment & rights beyond others. LOL

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