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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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106.

myopinion    

Tired of hearing about the GAY rights....straight folk have rights also

259 days ago
107.

Ginger    

Phil the duck Is the only one in America allowed to say sexist, racist words and speak of gays!

259 days ago
108.

Truth    

If this mans use of the word "queen" offends you, one could clearly deduce the fact that you suffer from a massive psychological and or mental disorder. Then there are the other so called "offended" people that are attempting to create an artificial false argument to further stimulate the growth of a population of mindless idiots, to vote democrat. The end.

259 days ago
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BenTheMan    

if we as a society want to get rid of homophobes and other *******s, we need to grant everyone whos just being funny some jiggle room. its not helping the gay cause to be ultra-offendable when at the same time everybody is expected to live with the fact that they run around with dildos on their heads at any given gay street parade..

259 days ago
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Glenn57377    

There are a thousand words for being in one of the several categories of sexual choice. Are we to ban all those words from the language? LGTB people fall into categories just like heterosexuals do........or, are we to ban the words straight and heterosexual, also? If someone called me a damned heterosexual......I'd say.....damn straight. No problem there.

259 days ago
111.

BenTheMan    

if we as a society want to get rid of homophobes and other *******s, we need to grant everyone whos just being funny some jiggle room. its not helping the gay cause to be ultra-offendable when at the same time everybody is expected to live with the fact that they run around with dildos on their heads at any given gay street parade.

259 days ago
112.

Evelyn    

The news media is so into gays that it doesn't matter what you say..............it will be considered a slur. Get over yourselves already.

259 days ago
113.

carlb    

what has america become? where one word sends you to a reconditioning camp. russia had these camps is that what america is turning into ?

259 days ago
114.

LB    

To the writer of the article:
You are an idiot, and anyone giving credence to your obvious idiocy is an idiot as well.

Now those were both slurs and were intentional.
Learn the difference.

259 days ago
115.

stonedome    

if the slipper fits...

259 days ago
116.

John Medina    

Hmmmm. Let's test that homophobic theory. Let's put Torrey Smith in a fight cage with a gay man and see if he's really afraid.

259 days ago
117.

Miguel    

He's black. His from a protected class and can't be accused of wrongdoing.

Seriously I am glad to see someone standing up to the bullying from hyper PC fools and the perpetually offended hate groups like gladd. Do black people have the right to free speech? I think so.

259 days ago
118.

j    

Phuk phaggots

259 days ago
119.

dave    

Effective way of getting clicks and outrage hustling.

Torrey gave an effective response via twitter:

"The things these gossip sites do to get attention smh ... I wasn't being offensive nor am I homophobic not apologizing or taking it down."

259 days ago
120.

MickyC    

TMC is really a bunch of dumb flucks. That picture of the queen with flowery pink socks is Torrey Smith himself before he got his dreads cut off. TMZ in trying to stir up a controversy is deservedly being played for a fool. Dumb flucks!!

259 days ago
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