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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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Hoser    

God I love the "1st Amendment...

202 days ago
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Mark Matis    

Isn't this special? "Queen" and "***got" and "dyke" are slurs. But "homophobic" isn't. This country's ***s can shove it up their fokking azzez. But then that IS what they do all the time, isn't it?

202 days ago
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Jon     

That's no Homophobic. In no way did that convey a fear of gays.

202 days ago
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Frank Johnson    

I agree with Tiller and jughead.

202 days ago
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Don Wayne    

So Queen is too harsh for the ***s? Don't care!

202 days ago
126.

Mapache    

How about mentioning the "man" in Torrey Smith's foot tweet is HIS Brother!

202 days ago
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James    

Who's making all these rules about what is a slur and what is not. And what makes them the authority on such things? I was raised to base my impressions of a person on what they do and how they treat people rather than the specific words they use. Maybe this is all just a reflection of the incredibly superficial society in which we live today.

202 days ago
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WilliamPenn    

So, is "queen" now on the list of words we are forbidden from using?

202 days ago
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Amy     

Guess freedom of speech does not exist in this country anymore, simply to satisfy 3% of the population. The guy was joking and nut cases get upset? Who cares this guy has the right to say what he wants. Everyone in the gay community calls themselves Queen, so why the big fuss?

202 days ago
130.

Fisher1949    

Good for Corey, at least he speaks his mind.

202 days ago
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Alydia    

I have always wondered why men would speak up for homosexual behavior...that should be against EVERYTHING a real man believes in.....

202 days ago
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KipNoxzema    

When is "queen" a homophobic slur?

202 days ago
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KipNoxzema    

Since when is "queen" a homophobic slur?

202 days ago
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Dellames    

Really -- TMZ -- pathetic story.

202 days ago
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MiamiAl    

All we hear is, Radio Ga-Ga, Radio Goo -Goo...

202 days ago
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