Chris Brown Slams ‘Gay’ Paparazzi

Chris Brown was caught on video unleashing on paparazzi yesterday while talking his way out of a parking ticket, TMZ reports:

Brown Before sweet-talking the cop, Brown accused several cameramen of alerting parking enforcement officers that his car was illegally parked, ranting, "Y'all n**gas is weak. Did you all call them to try and film me? Y'ALL N**GAS IS GAY."

TMZ also got a statement from HRC

"Invoking words meant to demean gay Americans is just plain unacceptable. Chris Brown should know better. He irresponsibly neglected to recognize the impact of his words and the unacceptable message that it sends to couple the word gay with negative actions."

UPDATE: Brown tweeted an 'apology' late on Wednesday:

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Comments

  1. will says

    Oh, really. Who cares? I’m tired of the gay media playing up each and every tiny nuance of suspected “negative” connotations of public figures using the word GAY. Jesus Christ. We’re turning into the Thought Police. As gay people, we ought to look into our own backyards with our demeaning sarcasm and bitchy one-liners. They are always meant to hurt somebody. We can be some of the most politically incorrect (and mean-spirited) people on earth and suddenly we’re taking offense at an inappropriate use of the word gay and trying to shame the offender.

  2. Francis says

    Chris Brown response on twitter:

    “I have total respect for the gay community and my intention was not to insult anyone in it.”

    Is Chris a homophobe or just a completely ignorant and immature young man with anger issues? At this point it’s so tiring to continue to read about him doing something wrong or saying something stupid. He’s just a ridiculous individual. Does he even have a publicist?

  3. princely54 says

    Chris is really sad to watch. He’s obviously an uneducated man-child and has a LOT to learn. I don’t care what he says, but I do wish he’d get some education from SOMEBODY.

  4. Tim NC says

    Chris Brown response on twitter:

    “I have total respect for the gay community and my intention was not to insult anyone in it.”

    If he had respect for the gay community, the first thing that came to mind when he wanted to show a lack of respect for someone or to insult someone wouldn’t be to call them gay.

  5. Brian in Texas says

    Thank you Will. This is definitely a “move along folks there’s nothing to see here” moment. He shouldn’t be using the word “gay” or “nigg*s” to refer to anyone. He clearly meant it in the gay=lame context. Not excusable, but we have bigger fish to fry. He like myself grew up in the “that’s gay” generation.

    Chris needs SERIOUS PR help!

  6. Mike says

    Ugh. I drive a lot and his songs come on the radio all the time. I was a huge fan, and this summer he tweeted some stuff that I thought was worse than what Tracy Morgan said… I finally forgot about it and started to like his music again. But now I’m for real done. You can’t just use gay slurs every time you’re pissed. Well you can but you don’t diserve ANY gay fans if you do.

  7. Fahd says

    Isn’t he the one who viciously beat that woman, Rohanna, and pretty much got off scott free in the court of public opinion. I guess he’s not as bad as Rep. Wiener.

    He has pretty music, he is pretty, and I admit that I did a double take on his naked pic (I didn’t imagine it that way), but this fellow clearly has some reprehensible qualities, no matter what the clever or other commentators here think.

    Should all the money on those PSAs down the drain? “It gets better, but Chris Brown gets a pass.”? He’s expressing a deep-seated (no pun intended) homophobia — I don’t know why these undereducamated fools all go there — Koby, Noah, Chris Brown– when they get their knickers in a little bit of a twist.

    I support those who are calling them on it every time. Thanks, Andy for posting this.

    How else shall we overcome?

  8. Francis says

    Actually, there is no excusing what he did at all, and the fact he’s repeatedly used gay as a slur and other homophobic slurs. So there is something to see here, the fact Chris Brown feels it’s appropriate to use gay in a negative connotation when he’s angry. At the very least, and what I personally think of him, is that he’s incredibly self-involved, immature and classless, not anti-gay.

    In any way, he’s got millions of fans and a lot of gay fans. They shouldn’t have to put up with this man continuously using our sexuality as a means to insult.

  9. Joseph says

    Thank you to Brod and Beef And Fur; Brown should be brought to task not just for using “gay” as a slur but also for using “nigga.” Indeed, in this context, I think the “nigga” was more reprehensible.

  10. Tim NC says

    @Brian in Texas….There is no such thing as gay = lame without also implying that gays are lame. Just what do you think the equal sign means?

    Or, maybe we can start a new trend. We’ll start all the kids saying that’s so “ghetto” to mean lame. Or, maybe that’s so “black” to mean lame. Maybe that’s so “Jew” to mean lame. Do you think we could get away with it? I don’t think so.

  11. andy says

    “I have total respect for the gay community and my intention was not to insult anyone in it.”

    he said this the last time. i wish america just turns on him, his actions are atrocious.

  12. Billy says

    I’m sure Chris does have respect for the gay community. why else would he apologies. I think we need to pay more attention to the true gay haters in rap and country music.

  13. Rin says

    If you can say the N word because you’re black, and the F word or say “that’s gay” because you’re gay…why can’t Chris Brown use both since he’s black and most-likely (according to hundreds of reports) gay?

    BTW, are we forgetting this is a woman beater?

  14. DaveyX says

    Let’s be honest he’s not the first and he won’t be the last person to use the term “gay” as a negative. He’s not really to blame, society is for making it ok to use gay as a negative term in the first place. Hell, I’ve even said somthing is gay, and only because people know what I mean when I say it. It’s a popular phrase so I’ll admit I use it (I honestly could care less though, the word being used as a negative isn’t a pertinent issue). However, attacking individuals isn’t going to make the problem go away.

  15. redball says

    Francis asked, “Is Chris a homophobe or just a completely ignorant and immature young man with anger issues?”

    And do think it’s definitely more of the latter.

    His violent attack(s?) on Rihanna, histrionic window-breaking outburst during an interview, & seeking counseling for anger management say it all as far as I’m concerned. This young man needs help with his emotions.

  16. mstrozfckslv says

    yeah I don’t think he is homophobic more anger issues

    see him dropping the n word right and left as well + his past beating on his girlfriend

    He needs therapy and maybe some prescription drugs

  17. bob says

    Sorry, don’t oppress your trash philosophy on others, homosexuality is wrong and unnatural and is a sin, America is still a Christian country.

    God is the ultimate and sovereign judge for sin. Homosexuality is sin by His order; it is not decided by public opinion or deceived/false clergy.
    Changing societies do not dictate God’s standards. Sin is defined by God for us in the Bible. It is the source for what God says is holy and righteous or sin and abomination.
    Hebrews 13:8 states that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever; he does not “go with the flow.”

    Sexual sins were rampant in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. (This is the origin of the word sodomy.) Despite warnings, they refused to repent. God destroyed those cities and it was recorded as a warning to all future generations. (Genesis 18:20-21, Genesis 19:4-5, 2 Peter 2:6) Some additional scriptures on homosexuality are found in:

    Leviticus 18:22
    Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

    Leviticus 20:13
    If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

    Romans 1:26-27
    For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

    And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    The price paid for homosexuality and other fornications are told in:

    * 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
    * Jude 6-7
    * Romans 1:18

    In spite of the growing secular humanist trend to think “it’s ok to be gay,” it’s not a righteous lifestyle. Most vocal Christians are not homophobic, but are trying to share Christ’s love for homosexuals and trying to keep them from horrific judgment.

    Is homosexuality a sin? Is there hope for forgiveness?
    There absolutely is hope for homosexuals. God can cleanse and purify all persons from sin. As many scriptures as there are that address sin, there are more that speak of forgiveness and redemption. He is able to give deliverance to any who sincerely desire true freedom and salvation. Such is demonstrated in 1 Corinthians 6:11 (KJV): “And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” This verse says “some of you were,” meaning they became past acts.

    We are offered the empowering Spirit of God to help us turn from our sins. Coming out of drug addiction, homosexuality, pornography, or other sin isn’t always easy but God will provide the way. Christians are to “love” into the kingdom, those who desire repentance and to live by His natural plan.

    Jesus Christ died on the cross for all of our sins and rose again the third day. He desires that we repent and be forgiven of our sins by coming into a personal relationship with Him.

  18. La Garza says

    I have been out and proud since 1992 when my mother introduced me to Madonna and taught me how to be myself. If Chris Brown is “news” for me, once more, in this forum- I might have to seriously consider my plight.

  19. La Garza says

    And by the way- just so you know, “Bob”; bad spelling and poor grammer are, akshually, the worst of all sins. Ever.

    I should no. I do it all the time, too.

    Funk.

  20. Rowan says

    This has got people riled up. BORING.

    For what it’s worth. Didn’t Rhianna bring out a song called S&M?

    ‘hit me, sex me, tie me up?’ etc lyrics?

    You should take a walk around near where I live and hear, see some of what these ‘fragile women’ do to wind their boyfriends up.

  21. kodiak says

    In major cities throughout our land, traffic cops walk the lonely streets ticketing vehicles that park illegally. I doubt if people call traffic cops and say “OMG!! Get over here ASAP!! There’s an illegally parked vehicle!! Hurry before innocent children see it!!” The officers know where the illegal spots are, and he was in one. No one called. He should get over himself and go valet like the rest of LA. Big Baby. But hey, everyone loves to take on the parking police. Another thing, if paparazzi are witnessing an event in your celebrity lifestyle, you best believe it’s gonna make some news. So go take another pic of your cock, post it online, and dedicate it to all your meter maids, bro.

  22. B-rod says

    Bob – Take that dick out of your mouth while you type. You’re spelling is all wrong.

    And please, go worship your blood sacrifice somewhere else, like the Incans did, somewhere deep in a forest where no one cares.

  23. terryp says

    Is “homosexuality a sin” eh bob?
    Is the color white, black, red, or yellow a sin? Is hetrosexuality a sin? Dumb questions u may say. So is that dumb book
    you read to try & justify your hate.

  24. JT says

    All the defenders of Mr Brown in here sound just like all the stupid girls that defended him for beating up Rihanna. They are so in love with his persona or looks or whatever other vapid thing, that they give him a pass…or they fall back on the tried and true method of giving him a pass BECAUSE he is black, therefore is also oppressed, so he cant possibly be an oppressor. Gawd, and we wonder why we are still fighting for basic rights in this country.

  25. Doug Spearman says

    Eduardo – what exactly does acting like a nigga mean? And the fact that TMZ and every other gay organization pinpoints the word gay and not anything else in Chris’ rant is pretty damn telling and still indicative of institutional racism in this country.

  26. says

    the lynch mob of the homophobic police making everyone go on an apology tour is insulting as a gay man. We all need to stop acting like we don’t use the word faggot among ourselves. He’s young and one day will get it together. His issue lies more with the fact that he has allot of anger issues he needs to work out

  27. says

    I meant to write gay. We all say hurtful things when we get upset. People need to be real careful when they post things on Twitter and Facebook. Even so, man up stand behind what you say because I hate people who always feel the need to be politically incorrect and have to watch what they say.

  28. NorCal says

    That is how some of the young community talk. It is called “slang” Here is the translation.

    “Ya’ll niggas is weak” means, You guys are no good.
    “Ya’ll niggas is gay” means, You all are stupid.
    It’s what his generation grew up listening to and its on T.V. shows too. He didn’t mean any harm to this, it is just the way he talks. But he should change up the way he acts and says stuff in public.

  29. Nombuso says

    well i love chris brown with all mi heart and a very huge fan and its realy hurts to hear all this and 2 hear his gay breaks my heart even more id b realy happy 2 find out evry ting is not true im dissapointed but i still love and realy appriciate his existance

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