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Manny Pacquiao Sorry for Comparing Gays to 'Animals'

Born-again boxer-politician walks back comments ahead of Senate election

(Newser) - World champion boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao is being called a "hypocrite" and "false prophet" after inflammatory statements he made about gay couples, the BBC reports. Pacquiao, who's in the Philippines' house of representatives and is running for a senate seat in May, was talking to local... More »

Jonah Hill: 'My Heart's Broken' Over Gay Slur

Apologizes at length on 'Tonight Show,' Howard Stern

(Newser) - The first thing Jonah Hill wanted to do when he went on the Tonight Show last night was apologize. Hill got a lot of bad press after hurling a gay slur at a photographer who was attacking him verbally while he was out with friends. Hill and Jimmy Fallon quickly... More »

Hagel Apologizes for 1998 Gay Slur

In bid to appease the left ahead of potential defense secretary nomination

(Newser) - Chuck Hagel apologized today for a 1998 incident in which he described prospective ambassador James Hormel "openly and aggressively gay." Democratic activists have been railing against the incident lately, in light of Hagel's rumored candidacy for defense secretary, Politico reports. "Ambassadorial posts are sensitive," Hagel... More »

Oscar Producer Quits After Gay Slur

Brett Ratner apologizes for saying 'rehearsing is for fags'

(Newser) - Using anti-gay language can do serious harm to your Hollywood career, Brett Ratner has discovered. The film director, facing a firestorm of criticism over his use of a gay slur, has resigned as producer of the Oscars telecast, according to the Hollywood Reporter . During a Q&A session at a... More »

Tracy Morgan Apologizes for Gay Jokes

They 'clearly went too far,' he says

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan is up with a quick apology after reports surfaced of a string of nasty anti-gay jokes he made on stage. "I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville," he... More »

Chicago Bulls Star Caught Using Gay Slur

Joakim Noah appears to use the same phrase that got Kobe fined

(Newser) - Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls apparently hurled the same profanity-plus-gay slur combo that Kobe Bryant used last month —and, like Bryant, he got caught on tape. After getting called for a foul during last night’s Eastern Conference Finals game, Noah can be seen on TNT’s telecast... More »

Ark. School Board Member Wishes All Gays Would Die

Clint McCance's Facebook post gets him unwanted national attention

(Newser) - An Arkansas school board member is under fire after apparently posting a message on his Facebook profile declaring his wish that all gay people commit suicide. "Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queers killed themselves. The only way im wearin it for them is if they... More »

Jesse James Gay Bashes, Too

Just when you thought Sandra's errant hubby had hit bottom

(Newser) - As if the Nazi photo and the cheating on his universally beloved wife weren’t bad enough…it turns out Jesse James is also a gay-basher. In a foul-mouthed and grammatically lamentable email obtained by Radar , James tells a former coworker, “Don’t worry though you 2 f***ots will... More »

Tea Partiers Hurl Slurs at Black, Gay Reps

'People have been just downright mean,' says one rep

(Newser) - Congressional Black Caucus members John Lewis and Andre Carson ran smack into a large crowd of protesters screaming "kill the bill"—and punctuating their chants with the N-word. The sentiment didn't appear to be a rogue one: As Barney Frank waded through a crowd of protesters, he was... More »

Chiefs Cut Larry Johnson Over Slur

Running back was suspended for insulting coach

(Newser) - The Kansas City Chiefs released Larry Johnson today, following a 2-week suspension for insulting coach Todd Haley. The running back had referred to Haley using gay slurs on his Twitter page, and then repeated the comments to reporters a day later. He leaves the team having rushed for 5,996... More »

Perez Eyes Lawsuit in Melee

Manager charged with assault after awards show

(Newser) - The scuffle between Perez Hilton and the Black Eyed Peas has only just begun. Polo Molina, the band’s manager, “is being prosecuted for assault in Toronto” after Sunday’s alleged assault on Hilton, Hilton’s lawyer tells the New York Daily News. Hilton “intends to take immediate... More »

Denis Leary Slammed for Gay Slur

Blames parents and Catholic Church

(Newser) - After stirring up a storm with his comments on autism, actor Denis Leary in now in trouble for defending his use of the word "fag," reports the New York Post. The Rescue Me star blamed his parents and the Catholic Church for his use of the gay slur... More »

Jerry Lewis Apologizes for Gay Slur

In telethon's 18th hour, comedian flung insult at camera

(Newser) - Comedian and advocate Jerry Lewis, 81, expressed regret at his unscripted use of the word "fag" in his Labor Day Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy. In the marathon's 18th hour, Lewis addressed a camera, pretending to introduce it to other members of its family:  "Oh, your family has... More »

Axed Isaiah Washington Lands New Job

Turns in scrubs for role in new Bionic Woman

(Newser) - Actor Isaiah Washington, fired from hit ABC-TV series Grey's Anatomy for an anti-gay slur, has landed a new role at rival NBC, the Los Angeles Times reports. Washington, who played brilliant surgeon Preston Burke, will hang up his scrubs for a lab coat in at least six episodes of a... More »

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