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Legendary Bisexual Boxer Emile Griffith Dead At 75

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By:           Eric Shorey
On:           Jul 24, 2013
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  • 11 Comments
    • Mr. E. Jones
      Mr. E. Jones

      Griffith delivered a devastating 17 punches in five seconds.

      Holy shit.

      Jul 24, 2013 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • StephK
      StephK

      OF course Paret’s comment ..maricon.. had everthing to do with the pummeling he took. But 17 hits to the head?!?? Part of me says he deserved it, although I feel terrible about writing that.

      Jul 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      I am no where near a professional boxer but the hardest I have ever hit someone was because he called me a faggot in a crowded R.O.T.C. class. I hit my classmate until someone pulled me off of him. I was in the closet, more afraid of myself than anyone else. Some words have more power over us than they should. At the time I just wanted him to feel my life time of pain. The day after the kid had a huge black eye and I began to feel like crap. He took the beating for every other person who had ever called me gay. Word got around and I mostly left alone for the rest of high school.

      Jul 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • StephK
      StephK

      @Scribe38: No reason to feel like crap.I am sure that example shut the mouths of many who had witnessed or heard about it. Words can be
      wielded like lethal weapons,and you rightfully defended yourself.Props to you!

      Jul 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • openguy
      openguy

      Maybe Paret didn’t deserve to die but it is a good example for others to think before talking that kind of shit

      Jul 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dr. Dick
      Dr. Dick

      Now, if only we could all legally kill asshats like Paret…..

      Jul 24, 2013 at 9:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      Very sad to hear Emile Griffith has passed, and the death of Paret was a tragedy as well.

      Jul 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • neostud
      neostud

      @Dr. Dick: Harsh.

      Jul 24, 2013 at 11:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • neostud
      neostud

      @Kangol: Well said.

      Jul 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Don’t mess with masculine gays….they’ll bring it!!

      Jul 25, 2013 at 9:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EllynRuth
      EllynRuth

      While I am thankful that you used the correct word “bisexual” in your headline, I find your disrespect for Griffith’s right to define himself, even in his obituary, very sad. To say, “While we will never know the whole truth” after you quote his own words that say he loves men and women is incredibly biphobic.

      Jul 26, 2013 at 7:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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