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After homophobic outburst, reality star claims “50 percent” of his friends are gay

Jax Taylor is a bartender/cast member on Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules with a penchant for exhibiting homophobic micro-aggressions on Twitter. But he’s not antigay because 50 percent of his friends are homosexual. Or something.

Over the weekend, 40-year-old Taylor got into an online spat with a complete stranger on Twitter.

What started as a thread about Adidas new line of NHL-inspired apparel quickly spiraled into a homophobic tirade with Taylor calling the man “ugly” and “fat” before accusing him of living in his parents’ basement.

“Buddy, again look at your ugly mug, and by the looks of that fat face you [couldn’t] fit into anything [Adidas Hockey] or any athletic apparel for that matter,” Jax raged. “Typical zit faced douche who chips company’s for attention. Go back to your parents basement homie.”

Taylor followed that up with a second tweet accusing the man on being a closeted frat boy who has gay sex with his roommate while wearing boat shoes.

“[You’re] the type of guy who is in frat and claims he loves women, but secretly is bending over his roommate ‘chadd’ while wearing boat shoes. 20 bucks says I hit the nail on the head with this loser.”

The man responded by tweeting screenshots of two different articles, one of which mentioned Taylor and his wife’s antigay pastor and another that mentioned a cheating scandal he was involved in.

“Also, maybe you too should not be the first to cast stones,” he wrote in the caption of his screenshots.

To which, Taylor replied by once again attacking the man’s sexuality, tweeting: “Look at this loser, it’s Friday night homie and [you’re a] straight man looking up ‘Page Six’ looks like I was right.”

After several people accused Taylor of being homophobic, he scrubbed the tweets from his page then insisted he’s not antigay, pointing to the fact that he worked at a gay bar for 15 years and that roughly “50 percent” of his friends are gay.

“I lived in West Hollywood for 15 years, worked at the abbey ( highest grossing bar in the country) (gay bar). I walked in 4 gay pride parades, I had my good friend Lance bass marry us, 50 percent of my friends are gay. But yes, You got me, I am homophobic… people are idiots,” he tweeted.

He sounds just like Karen, who can’t be racist because her best friend is Black.

Neither Bravo nor Taylor’s boss Lisa Vanderpump, who, herself, came under fire this year for cracking transphobic jokes on television, have issued any comment on the homophobic outburst.

Related: Reality star admits he was “wrong” for antigay language, says he’s “grown up a lot”