The Game’s “Gay” Punishment

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The Game gets it both ways in the UK.

British Broadcasting Corporation decided to bar the American rapper from giving interviews after he referred to gays as “faggots” during a 2006 interview on The Jo Whiley Show. Though BBC execs understand many people were offended by The Game’s comments, they refuse to issue a similar moratorium on his music. Our melanin-inclined sister Stereohyped passes on Exclaim’s note:

The Compton rapper reportedly referred to gay men as “faggots” and “not real men.”

As you can imagine, the complaints began flooding into the network. The BBC has chosen not to punish Whiley for her part in the interview, stating she made a “sincere, full and swift apology and distanced herself and the network from The Game’s comments.” They were also quick to acknowledge the Game’s words as “very offensive, completely unacceptable and clearly homophobic.”

Though a ban has been placed on interviewing the rapper, the BBC has admitted it will not place a ban on his music.

How fair and even-minded of BBC.

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6 Comments

  • stonerboy711

    another dow low brotha dissin his hookups

  • Paul Raposo

    Hey hisurfer! You reading this? I know ya are.

  • hisurfer

    Yeah. But I’m not sure why you’re calling me out here. I never said no rappers were homophobes. I argued with the statement that *all* rappers were.

  • dizzyspins

    I dont know if i like the idea of a state-funded network “banning” someone for a statement they made, even if I find that statement reprehensible. If a commercial network made the decision not to use the Game in any of their programming because it would be bad publicity, that’s one thing–but this sounds uncomfortably like censorship. I lived in the UK for a little while and found they have a very different take on civil liberties–not saying better or worse, just different.

  • ice

    This is more than a shock for a rapper with his background to say this, thou i do not know his know his reasons for say it. I guess even men that grow up with two mums can bitch like that! :P

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