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A-Team's Rampage Jackson: I Do Not Hate Gay People

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Rampage Jackson, the UFC Fighter who is now starring as Mr. T in the A-Team movie, is defending remarks he made last week that "acting is kind of gay" and his alleged use of an anti-gay slur toward a crew member.

Writes Jackson in a lengthy post on his website: "Now I got my life back together from all that doing positive things, trying to be the best role model I can be. Instead of the media congradulating me from this obstical, it chooses to paint a picture of me as a gay basher."

He then commands people to lighten up: "EVERYBODY LIGHTEN THE FUCK UP! LET'S HAVE FUN! THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO RIGHT NOW! THERE'S TOO MUCH NEGATIVITY IN THIS WORLD, SO LET'S JUST FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE THINGS AND I GUARANTEE IF WE DO THAT THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER!"

The bulk of Jackson's excuse I've posted, AFTER THE JUMP...

Rampage Jackson's remarks:

Now I got my life back together from all that doing positive things, trying to be the best role model I can be. Instead of the media congradulating me from this obstical, it chooses to paint a picture of me as a gay basher.

Let me teach you a little something about me cause I know y'all don't really know me. I am a black man from Memphis Tennessee who grew up in the south where I faced discrimination my whole life. I know very well how it feels for someone to judge you for something you have no control over so having gone through that I know how it feels. I took a vow that I didn't even have to say that I would never discriminate against anybody for anything other that how they treat me or others around them. So not only DO I NOT HATE gay people, I actually accept them for who and what they are. They always seem happy and most of them I met are very kind and nice individuals. Yes, and like most straight guys I joke around with the whole gay thing and I see it as comedy, not saying that's right or wrong but I don't do it out of hate. I don't hate fat girls but I make fun of them too. When I did that interview I didn't even know I was being interviewed.

I was on the set of shooting the movie the A Team and my friend that worked on the set brought the interviewer to my trailer. As he did so, he made fun of me for a poster that was made of me promoting a UFC event at my homegirls bar in Vancouver. The poster was a picture of me with a rainbow flag on the poster somewhere. This girl has been a friend of mine for 7 years and never used me as a meal ticket and if I would die for one friend it was nothing for me to help a friend promote business. So I offered to help promote her bar not knowing that the poster would make its way back to the set and I would be made fun of for going to a gay bar.

But I have to say that I visited her bar several times before this event. Not only did I enjoy myself but I was relieved that the guys at this bar did not hound me once. No one offered to buy me a drink. Not once did anybody try to take pictures with me with their arms all around me or do the what I call the 'prom date picture'.. taking a picture while holding your lower back.. which is my pet peeve by the way. Honestly I mean this in the best way, me being a sports figure I attract a lot of male attention wherever I go and MOST straight fans act GAYER than any guys that was at this gay bar that I visited my homegirl at. When I'm in the club guys always offer to buy me drinks, do the prom date picture, stare at me, try to get my attention, tries to dance with me.. even if I'm dancing with a hot chick already. Even though I love ALL MY FANS, this can be overwhelming sometimes, especially when I'm trying to unwind and have fun which in my line of work you don't get much time to do.

This being said, when I did this interview the interviewer witnessed my friend giving me shit and calling me gay. I was so embarrassed and didn't want my ego tainted because I'm a big tough fighter. So yes, I got quite defensive and I'm known to be the best shit talker in my business and a fighter in all aspects in life. So I made fun of him back, calling him gay. Only reason why I got a bad report from it was because this guy who was making fun of me and has been my friend on set for about four months (time spent working on the movie) and was gay for real and the reporter being the type of guy he is chose to make THAT his story not knowing that the guy and I were only shit talking like we did everyday. OR DID HE KNOW WE WERE SHIT TALKING OR NOT AND JUST WANTED A HOT SCOOP? That's not my concern now, my only concern is that I don't want people thinking of me in a way I'm not.

I am known for being honest and a trustworthy guy and a person that tells it like it is. This quality sometimes gets me in trouble, especially when my kids know there is no santa clause and there's no tooth fairy and the easter bunny is a distraction from the truth, and that pro wrestling is just entertainment. So everybody get used to me cause I'm not going to change one ounce, one bit for NO ONE. I am God's street soldier. And God is the only person that I care about impressing or judging me. 

EVERYBODY LIGHTEN THE FUCK UP! LET'S HAVE FUN! THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO RIGHT NOW! THERE'S TOO MUCH NEGATIVITY IN THIS WORLD, SO LET'S JUST FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE THINGS AND I GUARANTEE IF WE DO THAT THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER!

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  1. I wonder if his mother knows he's wearing her sunglasses.

    Posted by: bozemanmontana | Jun 8, 2010 10:20:48 AM


  2. I think MMA fighting is gay, but I don't mean it as an insult. This guy is just an ignoramus, but maybe if he publicly works through his homophobia he can serve as a role model for other ignorant jerks who have gotten a little bit lucky. Just trying to keep it positive.

    Posted by: Alejandro | Jun 8, 2010 10:26:35 AM


  3. I had to stop reading that around the 3rd paragraph as I felt my IQ plummeting.

    Posted by: crispy | Jun 8, 2010 10:37:26 AM


  4. Get an education! Ignorant thug.

    Posted by: Scooter | Jun 8, 2010 10:45:20 AM


  5. As if I needed another reason to not want to see the movie - what a moron...

    Posted by: Bill T | Jun 8, 2010 12:09:48 PM


  6. Maybe Elton John will perform at his wedding.

    Posted by: Roscoe | Jun 8, 2010 12:35:51 PM


  7. Don't worry about it fella, the gays still don't want to see this crap regardless of what your agent and Hollywood producer WANTS you to tell us. I think this movie is for straight guys aged 8-25 that permanently act 8 years old all their life. Do you know a few? I do.

    Posted by: SpunkyBunks | Jun 8, 2010 1:21:20 PM


  8. dude. this quote - "I don't hate fat girls but I make fun of them too." as your back-up plan for making fun of gays or saying something offensive. ummmmmm good point there.

    Posted by: Jkjjhjkhjkh | Jun 8, 2010 1:44:27 PM


  9. He apologized, MOVING ON F@GS.

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Jun 8, 2010 1:59:43 PM


  10. There's so much to scratch your head about in his long-assed defense but the one thing that jumped out at me more than anything else is this:

    "When I did that interview I didn't even know I was being interviewed."

    Huh?

    Then later in his defense he makes it seem as if he DID know he was being interviewed.

    Huh?

    It's very clear this guy is an ignoramus. And it's CRYSTAL clear he talks without thinking. My advice to him would be if he's going to continue down this road of acting in movies he should get a really good PR person that takes him through how to handle yourself around media personnel even when not being interviewed for an interview. And also a good PR person would have spun this shit a helluva lot better than the 7 paragraph defense he put up for our consideration.

    That being said, yes I'm going to see the A-Team. Bradley Cooper is YUMMY!!!

    Posted by: Stephen | Jun 8, 2010 2:05:33 PM


  11. "Yes, and like most straight guys I joke around with the whole gay thing and I see it as comedy, not saying that's right or wrong but I don't do it out of hate."

    So when my redneck cousins back at my family reunion in Texas use the N-word with each other and laugh, that's OK with you and not hateful, because it's "comedy?"

    Posted by: Gavin | Jun 8, 2010 2:18:25 PM


  12. Mr. Jackson you are ignorant.

    I wouldn't dare tell anyone to lighten up if they used the 'N' word.

    How about if I take the following sentence from your post " So not only DO I NOT HATE gay people, I actually accept them for who and what they are. They always seem happy and most of them I met are very kind and nice individuals. Yes, and like most straight guys I joke around with the whole gay thing and I see it as comedy, not saying that's right or wrong but I don't do it out of hate."

    ... and refashion it into the following: " So not only DO I NOT HATE black people, I actually accept them for who and what they are. They always seem happy and most of them I met are very kind and nice individuals. Yes, and like most WHITE guys I joke around with the whole black thing and I see it as comedy, not saying that's right or wrong but I don't do it out of hate."

    How condescending does that sound?

    I believe you do not understand your prejudice at this point.

    Posted by: John A | Jun 8, 2010 3:49:33 PM


  13. So when my redneck cousins back at my family reunion in Texas use the N-word with each other and laugh, that's OK with you and not hateful, because it's "comedy?"
    POSTED BY: GAVIN | JUN 8, 2010 2:18:25 PM

    No FAGGOT Because you and your redneck cousins always use that language

    COCKSUCKER!

    Posted by: JuJubBe | Jun 8, 2010 6:20:07 PM


  14. Whatever. Movie is gonna bomb.

    Posted by: omi | Jun 8, 2010 6:51:25 PM


  15. The irony is that UFC is softcore porn for bisexual and gay men.

    Posted by: libhomo | Jun 8, 2010 8:22:41 PM


  16. Anything spoken/written so poorly I believe came from him directly not a publicist. So I think he's speaking his heart which is kind of like when I hear White Gay people say that they like Black people but would never date them.

    Really all of you. Let's face facts. Blacks can be just as homophobic as Gays can be racist. Let's just say, Queer as Folk, Dante's Cove the new Gay Housewives of wherever and most Gay media. All White. Unless you're a drag queen or the queeny guy there's no place for Blacks in the gay community visually. Does that make the Gay community racist?

    Posted by: dpbfeb | Jun 8, 2010 8:43:32 PM


  17. I have to side with DPBFEB here on the whole gay white racist thing. That mentality seems to be growing more and more as gay white men learn that they can get (sorta) be accepted as long as they hate on blacks, mexicans, or whatever you want.

    I took the discrimination of other people as a sign of what NOT to be when I grew up and found that men are beautiful no matter what color their skin.

    It's okay to find men outside your ethnic closet unattractive, but you do yourself and the history of gays a disservice to create a barrier that just because you won't f*ck them you can't befriend them.

    Posted by: Michael | Jun 8, 2010 11:14:42 PM


  18. @ dpbfeb

    What a horrible statement to make. Some fags are just ignorant such as yourself!

    Posted by: Gesatpo | Jun 9, 2010 12:23:01 AM


  19. other "important things we can do right now" is to learn to spell 3 syllable words and to take responsibility for our actions rather than blaming others.

    Posted by: rick | Jun 9, 2010 3:37:18 AM


  20. Typical african

    Posted by: Jaime | Jun 9, 2010 9:59:12 AM


  21. i DO NOT believe him...

    Posted by: steven | Jun 9, 2010 10:58:21 AM


  22. There's something innocent about what he says/said... he just seems a little dumb, that's all.

    Posted by: DM | Jun 10, 2010 5:55:15 PM


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