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NASCAR Driver Nelson Piquet Jr. Fined $10,000 For Using Homophobic Slur

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By:           Graham Gremore
On:           Oct 2, 2013
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  • 15 Comments
    • snt72
      snt72

      with the rise of Gayinc, Freedom of speech dies a slow death..

      Oct 2, 2013 at 7:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. E. Jones
      Mr. E. Jones

      @snt72:

      with the rise of Gayinc, Freedom of speech dies a slow death..

      As evidenced by your comment on a gay blog being deleted. Oh, wait…

      Oct 2, 2013 at 8:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kayakriver
      kayakriver

      he’s brazilian, brazilian guys are used to using slurs like that without any repercussion. im glad there was repercussion this time, BUD.

      Oct 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      @snt72: And why exactly would you WANT to be “free” to use horrible derogatory names for people? You do know that with freedom comes responsibility. In this case, you are “free” to use the words you want, but you are responsible for your actions. He freely used a homophobic epithet, and he has to live with the consequences.

      Had it been a racial slur it would have been the same thing.

      Oct 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      @snt72: Explain to me how a private organization sanctioning one of its own members amounts to an attack on free speech generally.

      Oct 2, 2013 at 10:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HeroQueero
      HeroQueero

      @jwrappaport: It’s not an attack on free speech. Piquet has the right to say whatever he wants. However, he works for an organization that has it’s own policies and protocols regarding the behavior of its employees. He’s free to say what he wants as long as he accepts the consequences of his actions from his employers, just as you are free to say anything you want as long as you accept whatever consequences befall you as a result of your actions.

      Just don’t expect to be the life of the party if you choose to be a bigot.

      Oct 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HeroQueero
      HeroQueero

      And by the way folks, pay no attention to trolls like snt72. They seem to be part of a rash of new homophobes who troll sites like Queerty and post anti-gay comments in a feeble attempt to stop social equality and progress. Too bad they don’t realize that love will win in the end.

      Oct 2, 2013 at 11:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      @HeroQueero: Lol. My statement was a rhetorical one.

      Oct 2, 2013 at 11:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeanluc
      Jeanluc

      The irony in all of this, is that, Mr.Nelson Piquet Jr. is gay! To his defense, he really did not mean to be offensive to any one. Cheers Dr. Jeanluc Capri

      Oct 3, 2013 at 1:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. E. Jones
      Mr. E. Jones

      @Jeanluc:

      Proof?

      Oct 3, 2013 at 8:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erikwm
      erikwm

      @snt72: “Freedom of speech” doesn’t mean freedom from ANY consequence of your speech. It just means the government can’t put you in prison for your speech. Piquet’s employer — not the government — took issue with his speech and they have the legal right to do so.

      Oct 3, 2013 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdgaustin
      tdgaustin

      @erikwm: Yep!

      Oct 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • breslowilario
      breslowilario

      my buddy’s ex-wife makes *67 hourly on the laptop. She has been without work for five months but last month her pay was *13537 just working on the laptop for a few hours. More about the author…….
      http://www.max61.com

      Oct 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erasure25
      erasure25

      @snt72: I’m sorry but are you dumb or just pretending to be one on the internet? “Freedom of speech” does not mean you are immune to the consequences of the things you say. You are free to call black people the n-word. You won’t go to jail. But u will be on the receiving end of a fist, and rightly so. You can legally call someone a f-g, but you have to accept whatever consequences happen. As a professional race car driver, or pro athlete, you implicitly agree to certain ethical standards which includes not using bigoted slurs. So yea, that soapbox you’re on… It got crushed by the weight of your ignorance.

      Oct 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • redspyder
      redspyder

      Apology: Nelson Piquet Jr. (after calling his friend & fellow NASCAR driver Parker Kligerman a “fag”): “I sincerely apologize to everyone for my poor choice of words last week. I did not mean to hurt or offend anyone. This has been a cultural learning experience that will make me a more sensitive person moving forward.”
      .
      Not an Apology: Guido Barilla: “I apologize if my words generated misunderstandings or controversy or if they hurt some people’s feelings”
      .
      Congratulations to Mr. Piquet for at least taking personal ownership in his apology – as opposed to Mr. Barillo, who sill blames you for taking it the wrong way. At least one person is trying to appear genuine with their regrets.

      Oct 4, 2013 at 12:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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