UFC Fighter Turned Actor: 'Acting Is Kind Of Gay'

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That's what Quinton "Rampage" Jackson told a reporter from the Vancouver set of the big-budget Hollywood summer remake of The A-Team. The UFC fighter takes over the role of "B.A." Baracus made famous by Mr. T.

The LA Times reports:

"Acting is kind of gay," Jackson said. "It makes you soft. You got all these people combing your hair and putting a coat over your shoulders when you're cold. I don't want a coat over my shoulders! I'm a tough-ass [individual]!"

"Vancouver strikes me as a San Francisco-kind of place," he continued. "And I don't want [individuals] getting ideas about me. I feel in my heart I'm the toughest [individual] on the planet. And I don't want nothing changing my train of thought. If you don't believe that when we step inside the octagon, it shows."

The article also makes mention of an altercation between Jackson and a crew member on the set: "...a movie crew member had wandered in on this final day of principal photography and โ€” whether jokingly or not โ€” called the muscle-bound movie star a homophobic epithet. Jackson had responded with barely contained fury. He threw the guy out, shouting him down with every conceivable gay slur."

You may remember that Mr. T himself was involved in a controversial Snickers commercial that many critics attacked as homophobic.

On an unrelated note, Jackson lost his UFC match to Rashad Evans in Las Vegas last night.

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  1. Well, isn't HE special!? I'll be sure and put the "A-Team" remake right at the top of my summer movies-to-see list....NOT!

    Oh, yeah, Las Vegas bout against Rashad Evans = karma.

    Posted by: Texas Jaybird | May 30, 2010 11:37:37 AM


  2. That a UFC Fighter has a terribly, ridiculously anxious relationship to his own masculinity is hardly surprising.

    He participates, after all, in a fighting style that I have a hard time telling apart from a great deal of gay porn I've seen.

    Posted by: Tom Skylark | May 30, 2010 11:40:30 AM


  3. I wasn't planning to see A-Team anyway, but now there's no way I'm even going near it.

    And if he doesn't like being around gay people, then he chose the wrong profession. I'm surprised the progressive, gay-friendly Liam Neeson would put up with such behavior (assuming he knew about it).

    Posted by: Joseph | May 30, 2010 11:42:33 AM


  4. The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

    Posted by: JeffDalon | May 30, 2010 11:47:43 AM


  5. well this cements that fact - I would NEVER watch that movie...he can go eff himself

    Posted by: Disgusted American | May 30, 2010 11:48:41 AM


  6. A UFC fighter that's homophobic. Utterly shocking! Yeah, won't be going to see that pile-o-crap movie anytime soon. Although I was looking forward to seeing the hunky straight (*cough* queer *cough*) actor Bradley Cooper.

    Posted by: David in Houston | May 30, 2010 11:49:01 AM


  7. I was going to see this opening night, I was so excited. Now...not so much. So tired of the hate.

    Posted by: David | May 30, 2010 11:58:18 AM


  8. Beware! When you see a guy trying to prove to the world that he is masculine and straight something isn't right. Confident straight guys don't do that
    I am smelling internal homophobia!

    Posted by: Jamesstone | May 30, 2010 12:05:56 PM


  9. Wonder if the producers are concerned by Jackson's [individual] comments...Camp is what made the A-team the success it was. Jackson's comments suggest the producers are going to stick to SWAT action kind of a thing. In other words. Boring.

    Posted by: Breathturns | May 30, 2010 12:07:14 PM


  10. This guy is a major closet case. MAJOR.

    Posted by: KFLO | May 30, 2010 12:34:10 PM


  11. Typical closet case behavior. Also, ultimate fighting is literally the GAYEST thing I have ever seen. It's like watching two male dogs take turns dry humping each other.

    Posted by: scientitian | May 30, 2010 12:54:24 PM


  12. So piss off then! Just don't forget to leave the money you got for doing this "gay" job on your way out the door.

    Oh, you want to keep getting the money? Then STFU.

    Posted by: greenmanTN | May 30, 2010 1:00:02 PM


  13. I think it's hilarious that these "dudes" are willing to make themselves look SO stupid with such idiotic comments.

    Hyper-hetero always equal Hyper-phobic... funny, huh? Seems like the dude may be enjoying the attention a little more than he'd like to admit.

    Posted by: stephen | May 30, 2010 1:18:33 PM


  14. what a douche. if acting is so gay, why doesn't he return to the relative obscurity and homo-eroticism of the UFC where many pubescent boys knows his name.

    Posted by: nic | May 30, 2010 1:29:33 PM


  15. Boycott A-Team! Let's start a Facebook group page!

    Posted by: gayalltheway | May 30, 2010 1:45:51 PM


  16. He's just a simpleton moron who was brought up like an animal and doesn't know any better. He comes from a place where being macho and beating up someone gets much more respect than being a decent person or a good student. Why they cast scum like this is beyond me. Hope that thing called Karma visits him.

    Posted by: Chad | May 30, 2010 1:53:03 PM


  17. @Chad

    Karma already visited him. He got his ass handed to him by Rashad Evans at UFC 114 last night.

    Posted by: Rhea | May 30, 2010 2:01:23 PM


  18. GIMMIE THAT GAY MONEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!JEEZ,damn i wish it was gay,hollywood is raking in the dough,if that is gay why am i not a millionaire???!!!!!

    Posted by: sal | May 30, 2010 2:13:49 PM


  19. Why give this nobody a platform and an audience Andy? Next up, we'll be taking criticism from a frog!

    Posted by: โ™‚ | May 30, 2010 2:29:13 PM


  20. "A man who fucks a man is twice a man." - Jean Genet

    Posted by: Charlie | May 30, 2010 2:39:16 PM


  21. THE FOX PR department must be sweating now at the prospect of summer boycotts.

    So let's call for one - and a gold plated apology from this obscure asshat.

    Poor old Fox, they can't catch a break from the bigots they payroll.

    Posted by: yonkersconquers | May 30, 2010 2:45:37 PM


  22. So what about that Facebook boycott page?? I'm all for it.

    Posted by: Ticked off | May 30, 2010 3:03:04 PM


  23. Send him to Malawi. He'll be so pleased there.

    Posted by: Lexxvs | May 30, 2010 3:20:32 PM


  24. Oh, fucking homophobic bullshit thug, I am so fed up of your bullshit culture's machismo, thug culture and homophobia, stupid douchebag! FUCK OFF garbage!!!!!!

    Posted by: nikko | May 30, 2010 3:24:22 PM


  25. Acting is kinda Gay, tell me something I don't already know.

    Posted by: MickW | May 30, 2010 3:35:59 PM


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