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Chris Brown On Frank Ocean's Homosexuality

ChrisBrownR&B singer Chris Brown, who has been in desperate image-fixing mode since brutalizing his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, probably put his foot in it last night while he departing a club called Gotha in Cannes, when he was asked by a reporter for his feelings on Frank Ocean, the singer/rapper who came out early this month. Said Brown: "Man, no homo!"

There is a non-offensive use for the phrase "no homo" -- when two young heterosexual men who don't quite know each other are sharing a bit of fraternal affection and don't wish to give each other the wrong idea -- but it's a good bet that Brown didn't mean to be inoffensive. As PRLog points out:

Brown has had run-ins with Ocean before, in 2011 the two exchange hate tweets that eventually erupted into Brown sending family members to attack Frank Ocean.

Plus, Brown's publicly paraded his homophobia before -- at a pickup basketball game, for instance, in which he berated his teammates, all strangers, by calling them "gay" and responding to missed shots with cries of "faggot."

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  1. "...his feelings on Chris Ocean..."

    Frank Ocean. Chris Brown.

    Come on, Thorp. I'm rooting for you, man. Get it right.

    Posted by: Blake | Jul 28, 2012 10:35:29 AM


  2. Chris Brown. One of the biggest DL homo-thugs around. Just ask Rhianna. She got a shiner for, um, pointing that out to him.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 28, 2012 10:48:34 AM


  3. Is the phrase "no homo" ever really inoffensive? There are worse things, but implying that "that was a totally hetero hug, man" and anything else would be unfortunate isn't cute.

    Posted by: Kev | Jul 28, 2012 10:50:46 AM


  4. No homo hate from a woman beater.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 28, 2012 10:52:43 AM


  5. Chris Brown-once again Rihanna's stale piece- can always be depended upon to keep it classy.
    what a waste of protoplasm.

    Posted by: nick | Jul 28, 2012 10:53:18 AM


  6. "There is a non-offensive use for the phrase 'no homo'"
    Really?

    Posted by: calvin | Jul 28, 2012 10:59:34 AM


  7. This man is a jerk. He beats his girlfriend... expresses intolerance to gays. Society should show him and his "15 Minutes of Fame" to the door.

    Posted by: Jim | Jul 28, 2012 11:00:18 AM


  8. internal homophobia...have we forgotten this bit of news already? you have to listen. If this guy is acting then he deserves an Oscar and the DM's from another male lover are way to real. http://www.blackmediascoop.com/2011/09/30/chris-browns-alleged-gay-texts-leaked/

    Posted by: dorishin | Jul 28, 2012 11:03:17 AM


  9. Closet case!

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 28, 2012 11:11:12 AM


  10. What a yag! (my new word for "anti-gay".)

    Feel free to use it.

    Posted by: Johnson | Jul 28, 2012 11:19:14 AM


  11. How stupid does one have to be to not recognize that "when two young heterosexual men who don't quite know each other are sharing a bit of fraternal affection and don't wish to give each other the wrong idea" and say "No homo" it is a deeply homophobic act?

    Too bad we don't have a better class of fill-ins for Andy around here. Belonsky and Thorp blow.


    Posted by: 24play | Jul 28, 2012 11:24:35 AM


  12. Do we have to be scared of the opinion of a violent man that should be in jail for beating his girlfriend ?

    Posted by: lukebrux | Jul 28, 2012 11:27:30 AM


  13. I have to agree with the other comments. The use of "no homo" is intrinsically offensive, even in the context that Brandon cites. It's telling that he doesn't consider it pejorative when straight men feel a need to make a verbal declaration denying any sexual intent whenever they do anything that might be construed as such. It's a deeply-ingrained prejudice against expressions of masculine affection that not only reinforces hatred of gay male culture, but seeks to place shame on any kind of male-on male body contact that isn't violent.

    You have to be really, really brainwashed to not see that.

    Posted by: atomic | Jul 28, 2012 11:34:01 AM


  14. I have to agree with the other comments. The use of "no homo" is intrinsically offensive, even in the context that Brandon cites. It's telling that he doesn't consider it pejorative when straight men feel a need to make a verbal declaration denying any sexual intent whenever they do anything that might be construed as such. It's a deeply-ingrained prejudice against expressions of masculine affection that not only reinforces hatred of gay male culture, but seeks to place shame on any kind of male-on male body contact that isn't violent.

    You have to be really, really brainwashed to not see that.

    Posted by: atomic | Jul 28, 2012 11:34:04 AM


  15. no-homo is always offensive

    Posted by: oousslander | Jul 28, 2012 11:41:06 AM


  16. "There is a non-offensive use for the phrase 'no homo...'"

    Really? Since when, and how does one differentiate between the two?

    "Plus, Brown's publicly paraded his homophobia before -- at a pickup basketball game, for instance, in which he berated his teammates, all strangers, by calling them "gay" and responding to missed shots with cries of "faggot."

    Anyone who throws the word "faggot" around as much as Brown does is only bringing suspicion down on himself.

    Really Thorp, surely you can do better than this.

    "The Lady doth protest too much, methinks."


    Posted by: Scott Amundsen | Jul 28, 2012 11:46:59 AM


  17. Thorp, get out. Just. Get. Out.

    You are an embarrassment and detriment to the cause by having so little self esteem to ever accept that there is ever an inoffensive use for a clearly anti-gay slur.

    As for Brown, way to dig yourself deeper. Then again, can anyone really expect anything less from a "celebrity" with so little class as he?

    Posted by: Sarm | Jul 28, 2012 11:49:29 AM


  18. Well said Sarm

    Posted by: JOHN128 | Jul 28, 2012 12:07:58 PM


  19. Thorp, I'm a big fan. Keep injecting your personality into this blog. We're glad you're here.

    As for Brown, he's absolute excrement. These two singers are night-and-day for me. When I think of Chris Brown, I want to vomit. When I think of Frank Ocean, I want to smile-and-cry (damn you, "Bad Religion," so beautiful).

    Posted by: Mikey | Jul 28, 2012 12:08:22 PM


  20. "There is a non-offensive use for the phrase 'no homo'"
    Huh? Did I really just read that on this blog? I guess for Thorp white guilt trumps black homophobia.

    Posted by: ozu | Jul 28, 2012 12:09:18 PM


  21. Since this post has become a poll on Brandon, just want to raise my hand as a supporter, I think he's the best writer of the three. Towleroad comments are always a swamp of negativity, just ignore them and keep doing what you're doing, thanks.

    Posted by: Brian | Jul 28, 2012 12:14:27 PM


  22. I couldn't care less what this violent, homophobic, and arrogant waste of space thinks.

    Posted by: Logan | Jul 28, 2012 12:14:46 PM


  23. Chris Brown is just repulsive.

    Posted by: Daws | Jul 28, 2012 12:15:50 PM


  24. This just goes to show how deeply homophobia is embedded in misogyny. Chris Brown hates women, and hates what he even perceives as being feminine. What a waste of space.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Jul 28, 2012 12:19:36 PM


  25. There is a non-offensive use for the phrase "no homo"?????

    Gimme a break!?!

    Posted by: Paul | Jul 28, 2012 12:21:06 PM


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