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Jerry Lewis drops "F" bomb

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  1. wario2ooo

    wario2ooo vote for me....Wario!

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    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J3wH2r_Xd8[/media]

    wow....i cant believe he said that.

    What do u guys think?
     
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    What's so offensive about that? :confused:
     
  3. wario2ooo

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    he said fagget

    people are getting offensive about him saying that.

    the G.L.A.D.
     
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    *Watches video again*

    Oh, I see what you mean. To me it sounded like he said fatty.
     
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  5. wario2ooo

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    guess who he offended......the G.L.A.D. (Gay and Lesbians Advocates and Defenders)
     
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    Ha! Take 'em down! (after the muscular distrophy telethon profit margin gets paid.)
     
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    Who the hell cares, big deal. If you're offended go cry yourself to sleep while I watch it again.
     
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    I can't belive how easily he let the word slip out. Maybe he didn't realise that he said it at first?
     
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    AndThen? pull the trigger.

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    I'm not gay, but I don't think he should have said that. Hardly a good thing to say while promoting charity.

    We all know what happened to Dr Burke...
     
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    Sure he shouldn't have said it, but it's over and done with. He'll get sued, and have to make a public apology, and that will be the last we hear of it.
     
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    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    It's more the fact that people still use derrogatory language like that without thinking that worries me. It shows he either really feels aggression towards homosexuals or he just doesn't realise how offensive it could be.
     
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    at the end of the day, people still say the word, and the chances of people stopping anytime soon is small.
     
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    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    But the real question is should it?

    Status Quo is what is, not what should be. People should change, obviously, it's not always for the better, but that's what we should be striving towards.

    Heck, if it was you who was being persecuted for whatever non-logical irrational reasoning, then surely you'd want society to change too? Why should homosexuals feel different?
     
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    it's someone's sterotype of gay people, and he's not actually doing anything wrong, i could go out into the street and say niger this niger that, and i'm not doing anything wrong, but if i come across a coloured person there going to take it differently arn't they...
    the law can't do anything about me saying a word, only a demographic of people.

    you could also argue the context as to which it is used... but i wouldn't advise it.
     
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    One, it's not a stereotype, it's a derrogatory word to say homosexual (and since it's derogatory, it's usually said either with ignorance or with aggressive intention). And yes, going around saying "******" is bad, not because of the idea that you mean exactly what you say, but because it shows your ignorance of the history of the word. Fact of the matter, is that despite the guy not actually refering to individuals, it's still offensive to say it about a group of people, indeed, possibly more offensive.

    So if someone came up to you and said stuff to you, you'd be fine with it? Regardless of it's intent or meaning? I doubt it. Baring in mind, that you were just discussing 1st, the fact that it won't change, then the fact that it's all about the person who is the target of the word, and now you're talking about the freedom for people that use it. Besides, there is something called a "hate-crime" that may just be able to do something (obviously depends on the situation).

    It wasn't meant affectionately. It wasn't meant in the same way as the word "*****" has become (taken back by women to mean a strong willed woman who knows what she wants). It was part of his ideology, one that is archaic and out-of-date.

    Of course, sensoring isn't going to do anything but cover it up. The issue should be dealt with by explaining to him exactly what it means to others, and why he shouldn't use the word itself.
     
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    IF he is ignorant enough to use the word in the first place, you think he is going to change because of some peoples opinions, i'm sure he is aware of what it means to people.
     
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    He will if it means he keeps his job. The dollar sign will make you do virtually anything. It's the effect on most people when they are brought up in a capitalist country.

    Also, being seen as a homophobic, xenophobic or racist is usually enough to deter anyone not signed up with the BNP.

    I would have said miscogenist as well, but then unfortunately it isn't so much of an issue. Look at Schwarzeneggar, he was reportedly a massive miscogenist, yet he's still in a position of power, and respected (by some, long-term fans and supporters and such, myself not being one of them).
     
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    if he has kept it in this long about his feelings, then i'm sure he could do it longer, not actually going to change how he feels, so whats hte point, just be open.
     
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    So because you think he wouldn't change, there's no reason to try?

    By that logic, why do people plead for their lives if there's a gun held to their head? Surely that's just a waste of time?!
     
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    ooooooooook i can't be arsed to argue his case anymore, changing one mans opinion on TV ain't going to do jack all to the country, so why bother.
     

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