Despite What You’ve Read, Still No Apology From Jarred Cosart for “Fag” Tweet

jarred cosart astrosWhoops, Jarred Cosart is very very sorry, fags.

A couple of days ago, the Astros pitcher used the F-word in a tweet to a former teammate about America’s favorite source-of-all-problems, Justin Bieber. Predictably, the whole world freaked out, and he deleted the post, then complained about “Twitter police.”

Because Twitter is the only place where that word could possibly be considered objectionable.

The team went into damage-control mode, and issued a statement that the tweet was “unacceptable” and that he is “extremely remorseful.” Hahaha, yeah, sure, he’s so remorseful that the team had to apologize for him since he wasn’t willing to.

Cosart later tweeted about “a very poor choice of words in one of my tweets earlier today that I need to apologize for,” but if he’s typed to word “sorry” we have yet to see it. Yes, Jarred, you do need to apologize. We’re waiting.

News outlets are reporting “Jarred Cosart” apologizes, but he didn’t. His bosses apologized for him.

But just to put this dummy in perspective, it’s probably not quite as bas as when Yunel Escobar wrote “tu ere maricon” on his face. And remember back in the ’90s when John Rocker said of New York, “Imagine having to take the [Number] 7 train to the ballpark, looking like you’re [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS.” And then there was the time Tim Hardaway said he wouldn’t play with gay teammates.

So it’s kind of understandable why Cosart didn’t think twice about using the slur, and why he’s rolling his eyes at the idea that he has something to apologize for. He probably doesn’t even realize why his actions were wrong. Maybe it would help if some gay person in his life — a closeted teammate, perhaps — took him aside and explained things to him.

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  • litper

    It wasn’t as homophobic as that closeted gay wrestler’s comments, stop hunting him. Remember Eminem – that homophobic bitch is still allowed to perform and he never apologized

  • CCTR

    Teach him that his tweet was unacceptable and suspend him!

  • tazz602

    Doe we really care if he apologizes? It won’t take the word back, it’s already out there, and even if he open his mouth and says he is sorry, are we really that delusional that we would believe him?

  • dougmc92

    yes, he should apologize- but we throw pride parades for closeted celebs who finally come out after years of lying and we never ask them to apologize…..

  • jckfmsincty

    Just another reason to dislike the Astros.

  • greyhound1954

    @litper: You’re wrong about Eminem. The gay slagging he did was in the context of a character in his music. The rapper himself is not a homophobe.

  • Kangol

    Yep, let him off the hook, because why?

  • Mezaien

    What anyone want from a nincompoops?. His nun compos mental way of thinking is very white Christian American.

  • balehead

    Eminem’s not a homophobe….

  • CCTR

    shocking that there is not much vitriol from the queerty readers towards this Cosart guy

  • DB75

    I don’t think he should apologize. Firstly, it’s just a stupid word. It only has power if you ALLOW it to have power, period. Secondly, he was razzing an opposing team. It happens, get over it. Thirdly, he said it about freaking Justin Bieber, for Christ’s sake.

    I think there is WAY more important things in this world to work on instead of telling people what they can or can not say. If you don’t like what someone says, move the f**k on! That’s your choice. I’m personally sick of people trying to play gestapo all the damn time.

  • crowebobby

    I agree it’s of no importance in this case, but if it’s alright for him to use it, then it’s alright for every school kid in America from kindergarten to grade 12 to use it, and real harm can be done in those cases.

  • stranded

    I couldn’t agree more. How are fake apologies going to make anyone feel better or learn.

  • misterhollywood

    Anytime I hear someone make an anti-gay remark and later backtrack it, like we saw with our friend from the bachelor, it makes me really wonder about what they truly feel. Once those words come out of your mouth – you can’t put them back.

  • Mezaien

    @balehead: Eminem not a homophobe!! he is just another white ass.

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