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Gay Slurs Fly in Real World Fight


MTV's Real World: Hollywood isn't all bare butts and shaving cream thongs. This week's episode erupts into a verbal brawl in which gay slurs are hurled.

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  1. Will and Dave are lunatics. Greg may be highly obnoxious (to say the least), but at least he has control of his emotions.

    Posted by: Lucas Witherspoon | May 27, 2008 12:10:37 PM

  2. Why else do people watch television but for cheap, tawdry thrills such as this? I'm glad I don't own one.

    Posted by: Raybob | May 27, 2008 12:13:36 PM

  3. Yeah because we all know the real measure of a man is whether or not he can physically harm another man. What morons.

    Posted by: peterparker | May 27, 2008 12:19:56 PM

  4. I cannot and do not watch this garbage.

    It's a shame that there is such a large market for it.

    Posted by: Rad | May 27, 2008 12:23:43 PM

  5. They are probably being fed instructions by the producers. "Today, use the F-word against blah", "Pick a fight with blah", etc.

    Posted by: anon | May 27, 2008 12:26:44 PM

  6. This can't be a surprise. The Hollywood cast of this show hits bold new lows of awfulness and stupidity, and that's really saying something considering the vermin that have populated this show in the past few incarnations.

    Posted by: Roscoe | May 27, 2008 12:26:49 PM

  7. So gay slurs are permited and racial ones are not.That's why so many people dislike people like this and this program does not helps.Where are the defenders of descrimination when gay slurs are so spoken.I bet if Greg would have called a F***king Ni**er, Rev Sharpner and the other a**holes would be crying bloody murder and asking for appologies.Hipocrites all.

    Posted by: Oscar | May 27, 2008 12:31:18 PM

  8. The N word has been used several times on this show, and Rev "Sharpner" has never called bloody murder, so leave him out of this Oscar.

    As far as Gregs' housemates calling him a "fucking faggot", it was out of line, but he'll live.

    All of these assholes play for the camera.

    Posted by: michael | May 27, 2008 12:44:12 PM

  9. Actually, the N word was uttered by a gay housemate on a previous season and it pretty much fell upon deaf ears...

    Posted by: Frozen to the Touch | May 27, 2008 12:48:17 PM

  10. Hey, OSCAR, how's the weather down there?

    I don't know who that asshole "Reverend Sharpner" is, but you need to call Al Sharpton to do something about that motha'

    From your favorite F****king Ni**er,

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 27, 2008 12:59:02 PM

  11. Rev. Sharpton has spoken out against homophobia many, many times over the years. During his short lived run for president in 2004, he came out in support for same-sex marriage.

    Now, Sharpton did refer to the ancient Greeks and Romans as "homos." If anything, that's more borderline racist than homophobic though. This theory seems to have been confirmed by the reverend himself. After he was criticized for the "homos" comment, Sharpton said the slur wasn't directed at gay people at all (but the "white supremacists" who conquered Egypt).

    Not exactly the sort of forceful renounciation of bigotry folks were hoping for. But you take what you can... I suppose.

    Posted by: John | May 27, 2008 12:59:40 PM

  12. Someone makes you angry, you say what you think will hurt them the most. It's not the same as attacking some random kid on the street, unprovoked. They'll all be "best friends" again next week.

    Posted by: Paul | May 27, 2008 12:59:50 PM

  13. Oh Oscar. Sweetie. Look at you. Trying so hard to speak the truth. You keep it gurl. You make us all so proud.


    Posted by: James | May 27, 2008 1:00:08 PM

  14. those 2 are obnoxious asses. At least Greg kept his composure and integrity..the other 2 were running around like apes,beating thier chest for a fight. I think the producers do NOT allow fighting...(I don't watch this show)

    Posted by: Disgusted American | May 27, 2008 1:18:47 PM

  15. Actually, I was secretly hoping someone would bury a hatchet in Greg's brain.

    Posted by: Yeek | May 27, 2008 1:30:35 PM

  16. Four points. 1) As folks have said, on last season's Real World Davis (the gay white guy) called a black cast mate a "n*gger." Note: Tyrie "forgave" him. More importantly, there was no national outcry. 2) Sharpton supported gay marriage when he ran for president, so I'm not even sure why he's coming up in this discussion as an "enemy." 3) And if we're going to bring race into this, shouldn't black people be the most upset at this show. With the exception of Alton, the black men on the show are angry, idiotic, both idiotic and angry, and, most importantly, UNATTRACTIVE. This is MTV for goodness sake. If you're going to embarrass black people, at least have the courtesy to give them eye candy. 4) Lastly, to select individuals that you know have emotional issues, provide them ridiculous amounts of alcohol, and then watch the sparks fly is unconscionable. This is NOT entertainment. It's a pop-culture hit on America. I hope that the ratings drop enough so that the show ends.

    Posted by: Brandon | May 27, 2008 1:36:52 PM

  17. Actually, there has been anti-black racism on this season's show. One of the white female contestants got angry at a mixed-race contestant and referred to her as "ghetto" repeatedly.

    Every other week this kind of shit happens. First, an example of someone of African descent who says or does homophobic. Second, this results in a Towleroad reader going batshit crazy complaining about "blacks," "the black Church," "Africa," Latino, Asian, or insert other non-white considered person as the source of all evil against gays.

    Reason gets chucked out the door and amnesia of the rampant homophobia in America and Europe committed by "white" people. Polish president declares gays evil. Mayor of Russia refuses to allow gay pride parade. Lithuanian nationalist bash gays bloody in the street. British youngsters kill a gay man as he walks home. Over and over, we see tons of examples of white on white violent homophobic episodes. James Dobson can call on boycotts against Ford. James Labrerra (sp?) can show his private movies of naked guys and scream pervision. The Catholic Church can condemn gays while supporting child rapists.

    But, none of these things matter, the racist fairy flies through the intertubes, waves the wand and suddenly only the brown people can be anti-gay and the source of all evil!!

    Get over it!! There are homophobic, sociopathic, dimwits of all stripes. Trotting out Al Sharpton as the scary black boogeyman doesn't work. Sharpton, as others have said, has been a major supporter of gay rights. He (along with Jesse Jackson) challenged other church leaders to denounce homophobia.

    Stop generalizing all African-Americans. They are not possessed of a hivemind, thinking and acting in uniform. The words and actions of one do not reflect nearly a billion people of Sub-Saharan descent.

    As pointed out, last year, Davis, a white gay man called another person on the Real World a nigger. No Civil Rights leaders leaped on the show. The victim of Davis' verbal assault forgave Davis and tried to make friends with him.

    The fact that you would jump to the whole Rev. Sharpton things says a lot about your thinking.

    If you are a gay man, don't you realize that there millions of heterosexuals who generalize and marginalize you. Just how did the GOP win the 2004 elections? Fear mongering about gays brainwashing children and destroying heterosexual marriage. You don't think that isn't going to happen again, just do some research on how many states have either referendums or some other efforts to ban gay marriage or anything resembles it.

    Here's a YouTube video of the victims of homophobic violence:


    For the record, neither Al Sharpton nor Jesse Jackson are the elected representative of all African-descended people. You will not find framed pictures of them in the homes of every African-American. You will not hear them discussed every day in revered tones. And, you especially, won't find any of that for Louis Farrakhan.

    These are the leaders that news media have created because they need a brown face to stick a mic towards for a sound bite.

    Posted by: noah | May 27, 2008 3:47:03 PM

  18. How sad. This shows (and subsequently young pop culture) has gone the way of the doe doe. How can a show move away from progressives such as the 24 year old AIDS activist Pedro Zemora (God rest his soul), Harvard medical student Pam Ling (both from the Season 3 San Francisco), Republican masters educated Rachel, a talented country singer John to what we have presently: 18-24 vapid, young, Abercombie and Fitch wannabe celebrities? Every time word of this show reaches me it makes me sad, have our social standards lowered THIS much?

    Posted by: Cory | May 27, 2008 3:53:17 PM

  19. Hey, Noah, you wrote a very thoughtful response to someone whom we all regard as...well...

    Underlying all "special chastisement" for black homophobes is an already present hatred for black people. The excuse is always, "you blacks complain so much about oppresssion, you ought to know better than practice it against gay people."(On black blogs I use the same argument--even in stronger language.) But for folks like Oscar, it's bullshit! Actually, the real feeling is usually, "how dare you blacks look down on me--I'm a white man!" I said, usually--not always.

    A good example is exactly what you pointed out: Al Sharpton has gone against conservative black (& white) preachers to support gay people's civil rights; yet, some white gays still have an absolute hatred for him. Asked to explain they say, "well, he's an opportunist, and a bigot against white people."

    Yeah, but what about Reverend Sharpton's stand for gay people's equal rights--shouldn't that be your #1 concern?

    Other than personal intergrity, there is no other reason or benefit for Al Sharpton to support gay people's civil rights, but he does.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 27, 2008 4:13:07 PM

  20. Derrick, first you crack me up with your reply to Oscar, then you comment with something insightful and bang-on following Noah's comment. Funny and smart? You're blowing my mind! Stop it! ha ha.

    Posted by: seeldee | May 27, 2008 4:26:22 PM

  21. Hey, SEELDEE,

    You become almost used to it if you're a regular here on Towleroad. Everytime a black person says or does something homophobically, he/she becomes an example of the "widespread homophobia in the black community." It's a wonder some of them don't accuse black gays of being homophobic!

    In today's Thread on the "Romanian Gay Pride having to be protected by over a thousand soldiers" you won't hear hardly any posters talk about Eastern Europe the way they do about the Caribbean and Africa. I almost want to ask some the anti-black posters, "Now, exactly what part of the Caribbean is Romainia in--next to Aruba?" Oscar knows.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 27, 2008 4:50:53 PM

  22. Gay slurs and racial slurs almost every season on this show from reports since I would never watch it, when will this show end its painful existence?

    Posted by: Sebastian | May 27, 2008 5:16:02 PM

  23. MTV should provide anger management courses along with their awful reality programs.

    Posted by: Vaughn | May 27, 2008 6:12:50 PM

  24. "doe doe"? Try "Dodo".

    Posted by: anon | May 27, 2008 6:21:43 PM

  25. No one ever thought Greg was gay?

    Posted by: Phil | May 27, 2008 7:11:17 PM

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