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I don’t think it’s fair to say his blog post says he was “just trying to be funny.” It does contain those words, but the post as a whole is not very defensive. He says he’s learned a lesson and that he is always trying “to be a better version of me.”
Our movement basically consists of millions of little “teaching moments.” When someone is willing to admit and discuss one publicly and in detail like this, I think it helps more than it hurts.
Oh for fuck’s sake, can’t we just a lame joke be just that, lame?
There wasn’t anything derogatory about “the gays” and there wasn’t anything derogatory said about Simmons that IF he had a boyfriend, that that was wrong.
Lighten up guys, Mark Cuban is not an enemy, that is Tony Perkins, Maggie Gallagher, Porno Pete, the Poop, et al.
@The Real Mike in Asheville: Yeah. Total non-story.
I don’t see why it’s a big deal. I’m all for offensive jokes, if you can’t laugh at yourself, or others, then you take life too seriously.
But this joke isn’t offensive in any manner, it’s just lame. Kinda like how I still use “Your Mom” jokes. :P I’m just doing it to be stupid and/or stupid-funny.
I’m gay and think it’s just a silly tease… Besides my first bf and I always tried to be “caught” smooching on the kiss cam at the Slc hockey team games back around 95! So close… But they seemed to move it just in time on a few occasions lol.
He’s a homophobe because he suggested that his colleague was gay without making an kind of derogatory remark about LGBT people?
Must be a slow news period. How’s that Prop 8 lawsuit thing going?
Cuban? Not a homophobe. Corny and lame? Sure. Ally? Definitely.
That was hardly worth the hysteria.
I seriously doubt he writes his own tweets, (or blogs).
I don’t fine it offensive at all, sometimes we have to learn to laugh at ourselves and lighten up just a little. It was hardly derogatory.
Wow. I can’t believe someone at queerty concluded this was worth reporting.
What the guy said was the most mildest, lamest, non-sexuality joke ever.
Seriously… He made a joke “you kiss a lot,” and gay people are supposed to be offended? What the fuck for?
I’d go on the kiss cam with Mark Cuban.
Anyone who takes offense at a comment like this is just looking to be offended.
I’m sure GLAAD will say something about him with their ultra PC censorship!
Give me a break. Where is the homophobia in this? In fact, I think it almost shows anti-homophobia when you can joke about to another guy about him kissing on another guy all the time.
I find many more slurs on Modern Family… but we are supposed to like that… they make gay men look like fools
@wait what: Agree, the only way Mark can make this up to us is to kiss a guy on the kiss cam!
I agree that Mark Cuban is an ally, not a homophobe. Is his humor a bit tasteless? Sure.
Is this article pointless? Definitely.
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