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Mike Wallace's Homophobic Tweet

4/29/2013 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0429_mike_wallace_getty_2Mike Wallace needs to learn how to RESPECT gay people ... so says the Miami Dolphins organization, which says it strongly condemns the comments made by their star receiver.

A rep for the NFL team tells TMZ ... the Dolphins took immediate action once they learned about Wallace's homophobic tweet, in which he condescendingly questions why Collins would want to "mess with other guys" when there are so many beautiful girls in the world.

The Dolphins tell us ..."Mike Wallace has apologized for his comments, and we have addressed the matter with him."

"Mike’s comments do not reflect the views of the Miami Dolphins. We believe in a culture of inclusiveness and respect, and any statements to the contrary are in no way acceptable to our organization."

"We will address the entire team about our policy of inclusion and make sure they all understand the importance of respecting individual choices.”

Wallace has since deleted the tweet.

TMZ spoke with a rep for the NFL, who tells us the league office will review the situation -- and decide if the player will be fined or suspended.

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76.

alwaysstayhigh    

gay people need to stop b1tching about this whole thing wallace is a american and a s a american he should be able to say whats on his mind along side every other person in this country ...just cause people are gay dont mean they're suppose to be given special treatment YOUR GAY WE GET IT move on ..gays dont bug me i know gay people but just like i tell them i tell others WE GET IT now move on nobody gives a **** ...u get harrased and bullied theres more than a dozen of fighting gyms to learn how to defend yourself and stop looking for the sobby sad story just cause your different

438 days ago
77.

milmil    

There are 350 million people in the united states and the gay community makes up only 3% of it..why in the name of the lord do we have to here about your sexual orientation..WHY?!!!!?

438 days ago
78.

trini_angel    

Its like all of a sudden every dog and cat is gay....and everything offends them. Even celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon as if its a fashion statement. Ugh!!!

438 days ago
79.

joecrabs    

The NEW American Way: Tell people who they need to respect, and if they don't, banish them from their profession.

438 days ago
80.

Pastor James Johnson    

Shame on you Miami Dolphins, I am totally in agreement with Mike comment. As, a full time pastor and once a youth pastor, I do not condemn any one for what they believe in. the Bible tells us to Love all mankind. It is wrong for you to condemn Mike for speaking his mind. That is what Jason Collins choose to do and you celebrated and is standing behind him. I say to you and all out there do the same to Mike. This is America and we do not have to agree with anything that goes against our values. I trust in the Bible and the Bible only, not man. The bible is clearly against man laying with man. Read Romans1:26-27 says For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature....And likewise also men leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another man: men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. Let's stand up and talk about what God wants from mankind. God bless America.

438 days ago
81.

Miosotis1979    

All I have too say only god can judge you

438 days ago
82.

Miosotis1979    

He should respect people decision . He wouldn't like it if someone will say something about his race

438 days ago
83.

me    

According to Darwin sex evolved so that species can propagate. When the gay and lesbian community can start making babies without the opposite sex, then they can shove their perverted acts into our face. Until then we need to treat them for the mental health issue or genetic disorder they are afflicted with.

438 days ago
84.

Riley    

YES THERE IS SUCH THING AS FREEDOM OF SPEECH, BUT THERE IS SUCH THING AS ILINFORMED AND OFFENSIVE SPEECH TOO! What if I said something really offensive about black people? Could I pull the 'freedom of speech' card then? What if I said to somebody 'don't know why you'd hook up with a black person when there are so many beautiful white people out there'. Would that be offensive? Look up the meaning of homosexuality or heterosexuality, it is the DESIRE for a certain gender. YOU CAN'T CHOOSE YOUR DESIRES PEOPLE. that would be like if you hated Sushi and desired a steak, but I brought you to a sushi bar anyway and said GEE, I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU WOULD WANT STEAK WHEN THERE IS SO MUCH GOOD SUSHI HERE?! There are Things in life you just can't change. You can bring me to a sushi bar all you want and put me in front of a $1000 platter of sushi, it's not going to change me mind. I swear, some of you are a few screws loose of a power outage.

438 days ago
85.

ksng_grls    

But if someone called him a ****** he'd be offended. Go figure.

438 days ago
86.

Barbara    

So much for freedom of speech, Mike simply said what a majority of other guys think also. Jason have the right to respond doesn't he? I didn't think that Mike needed to apologize for simply asking a question. It really seems that they are trying to shove this lifestyle down our throat.

438 days ago
87.

Ray    

i was thinking the same thing,but they do pay him so

438 days ago
88.

Rilo88    

And as for the morons saying "it's not homophobic" or "it doesn't sound homophobic".... It's an ilinformed and uneducated statement implying that he has a choice in who he is attracted to. It's an ignorant comment made by an embicile who hasn't been educated on sexuality like a lot of you.

438 days ago
89.

James420    

Where's the tolerance. Bashing a person for their personal beliefs is intolerant but i guess tolerance is a one way street. Leave this guy alone he was joking

438 days ago
90.

sniffle24    

Everyone is just too darn sensitive!

438 days ago
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