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Torrey Smith

NFL Player Fires Off Homophobic Slur

1/3/2014 10:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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10:50 AM PT -- Torrey is standing his ground ... tweeting, "I wasn't being offensive nor am I homophobic not apologizing or taking it down."
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With the Chris Kluwe gay controversy raging, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has thrust himself into the mix by hurling a homophobic slur in public.

Smith just posted a photo on Instagram featuring a man wearing pink flowery socks ... along with the caption, "Look at this queen."

Seriously.

0103-torrey-smithInteresting timing, considering Kluwe says he was blackballed from the NFL for crusading against gay hatred -- like this -- and pushing for equality.

Of course, it ain't the first time an NFL star has used a homophobic slur in public -- just last year, 49ers defensive star Chris Culliver came under serious fire after saying he wouldn't play with a gay teammate because he's not into "that sweet stuff."

We've reached out to Torrey's rep -- so far, no word back.

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depressionbaby    

Blackballed! Really?

108 days ago
62.

Len    

What is wrong with the left? Freedom of speech is dying in this country. NEWSFLASH...we are tired of the Thought and Word Police. Get over it, you silly Queens!

108 days ago
63.

John Trick    

NFL = No Frigging Lemonparty

108 days ago
64.

Missy Anthropissy    

The heterosexual super-majority no longer wants to hear the strident, faux-hysterics of the homosexual, micro-minority...But they insist on caterwauling about, and cataloging every detail of, their coprophilic and coprophagous proclivities. We REAllY don't care to know the grotesque, unhygienic details of their de-evolutionary behavior anymore... BASTA!

108 days ago
65.

Falar777    

Get mad you PC jokes.

108 days ago
66.

H.V.    

The writer of this article is f***ing stupid. How is queen homophobic. Maybe you saw queer, in which case you need your eyes checked. Plus i like how the author is Staff. Stand by what you wrote coward.

108 days ago
67.

John Trick    

NFL = National Football Lemonparty

108 days ago
68.

Aceriter    

What's so wrong with making a gay slur? If one gives an opinion that he thinks Gays are all wet, why is that so bad? Are these people now above criticism of any kind? If I am free to call the President of the USA a bum, why shouldn't I be free to call a Gay person a whacko? What's the bigf deal?

108 days ago
69.

Friend    

How is that a slur? All the chuggers need to relax.

108 days ago
70.

Al    

I am all for gay rights, and know plenty of gay people. With that being said, this is not homophobic. This is a website trying to make a story out of nothing. He did not say that in a hurtful way, and he was messing around with his brother. He was teammates with one of the biggest supporter of Maryland Gay Rights for a few seasons, Brendon Ayanbadejo.

108 days ago
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Alfred Hussein Neuman    

Sorry, "queen" and "sweet stuff" are not homophobic slurs. They are not at all homophobic - gays use both all the time - and they are not slurs.

108 days ago
72.

Joey P    

Uhhh what?

This has gone too far.

Queen, really? Queen?

108 days ago
73.

Stud Muffins    

Stuff it TMZ. Nobody needs to respond to your demands for clarification. Go piss up a rope.

108 days ago
74.

Rob    

Law # 1
Let’s degrade/democrat ourselves.

GPLHTS

Godless, Perverse, Lying, Hypocritical, Toxic, Sinners,

I believe the Pope when he said homosexuals need to repent their sins.

Fact check

1. You are not born homosexual you are persuaded to be homosexual.
2. Homosexuals are predators: watch out girl scouts, boy scouts, and military.
3. Homosexuals in military = hiv/aids + medical care.
4. Homosexuality, Bestiality, Pedophilia is a sexual perversion.
5. Homosexuality is in the top 10 ways to die.
6. 20,000 U.S. people die annually of HIV/aids.
7. 70,000 U.S. people are infected by HIV/aids annually.
8. One out of five HIV host do not know they are HIV hosts.
8.1 Homosexuals must be HIV checked every three months.
9. There are 1.4 Million U.S. HIV hosts.
10. Annual hiv/aids treatment cost $23,000 per host.
11. 1.400,000 hosts x $23,000 annual cost = $32,200,000,000 annual HIV/AIDS treatment.
12. Lifetime treatment cost of an HIV infection. $23,000 per yr x 40 yrs = $920,000
13. 1,400,000 hiv hosts x $920,000 life time HIV hosts cost = $1,290,000,000,000 life time HIV hosts treatment tax dollars.
14 HIV/AIDS treatment is one forth of Health and Human Services (H.H.S.) annual budget.
15 .Health and Human Services (H.H.S.) annual budget is $775,000,000,000
16. $25,000,000,000 (BILLION) annually is given to U.S. homosexuals to promote HIV/AIDS prevention. This number is not including $32,000,000,000 for HIV/AIDS treatment?.
17. HIV is transmitted by all bodily fluids: semen, blood, saliva, tear drops, and sweat.
18. Refugee's from other countries not checked for HIV.

Planned parent hood is having a Two for One Abortion New Years Special, bring your UNBORN/NEWBORN and also bring one of your GRANDPARENTS . Open Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. ( $1000 per abortion X 1,000,000 abortions per year = $1,000,000,000 (One Billion U.S. tax Dollars).

Respectfully,
Rob

108 days ago
75.

Greg    

I really wish the word "homophobic" would disappear, it is the most overused word in America, and the most inaccurate. a phobia is an unreasoning fear. Disliking or not approving of someone is not an unreasoning fear, it's just your opinion. Stop trying to marginalize people that disagree with you. And for the record I have gay friends that would call someone in a pink tutu a "big froofy queen" for dressing so flambouyantly. Drop the phobia crap. Being free to discuss things we don't understand or find uncomfortable is the only way we can learn to get along with each other.

108 days ago
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