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Azealia Banks: The rapper resorted to homophobic rants during a Twitter feud with openly gay website icon Perez Hilton. Banks tweeted that Perez was a “messy f****t.” But she later explained her feeling that a f****t isn’t a homosexual male but “any male who acts like a female.”
Hugh Grant: The actor, known as much for being arrested with a prostitute than his film career, allegedly made a comment during a rugby game that had gays looking askance. “I discovered it hurt less if you tackled hard, than if you tackled like a queen,” he said of his own attempts at sports.
Mike Wallace: The Miami Dolphins football player issued a homophobic tweet after basketball player Jason Collins courageously “came out” to Sports Illustrated in 2013, becoming the first active athlete in a major sport to do so. “All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH,” Wallace tweeted. Then he followed it up with: “Never said anything was right or wrong I just said I don’t understand!! Deeply sorry for anyone that I offended.”
Patti Stanger: Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo had some ‘splaining to do to openly gay Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen on his talk show. One viewer called in asking about open long distance relationships. When Stanger found out the caller was gay, she said that there is "no curbing the gays" and that monogamy was impossible. After Stanger told a second caller she didn’t find him “queeny,” Cohen couldn’t hide his discomfort.
Brett Ratner: The director/producer was all set to helm the 2012 Academy Awards—until he made a bizarre homophobic remark out of nowhere. During an interview for his new film Tower Heist, when the Hollywood bad boy was asked about rehearsals, Ratner said, "Rehearsing is for f*gs." Although the movie bigwig apologized, he was quickly fired from his Oscar gig.
Jon Cryer: The Two And A Half Men star upset many by saying actors—particularly those who are gay—shouldn’t reveal details about their private lives. Because, Cryer said, if he knows an actor is gay, it’s impossible for him to believe the actor in a heterosexual role! “I don’t want to know that this guy isn’t into women so that when he’s kissing a woman onstage I’m going to go, ‘he’s really not into women,’ ” Cryer said in an interview.
Donna Summer: The disco queen and gay icon shocked her fans when she allegedly made a number of troubling remarks about the homosexual community during a 1983 performance. The Village Voice said summer said during her Atlantic City concert, "It was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve." Summer, who died in 2012, apparently told the crowd, "I've seen the evil homosexuality come out of you people... AIDS is the result of your sins. Now don't get me wrong; God loves you. But not the way you are now." She denied making the remarks for years afterwards.
50 Cent: The rapper was slammed after he tweeted, "Perez Hilton calld me douchebag so I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding. wasnt his but still made me feel better." In 50’s opinion, revealed on Twitter, he also wrote, “If you’re a man and your over 25 and you don't eat pu**y just kill your self damn it. The world will be a better place. Lol"
Alan Osmond: One of the Osmond brothers got in trouble with the gay community for writing an article for the website The Family. In it, Alan, a Mormon, wrote that being gay is not genetic and defended "reparation" therapy to turn gays straight, saying "treatment success rates…exceed 50 percent…can individuals diminish homosexual attraction and make changes in their lives? Yes.”
Ronnie Margo: Heaps of bad publicity washed up for The Jersey Shore star after he was seen on show footage using the terms "f**king f****t" and "f**king queer" during a fight with an unidentified man on the Seaside Heights boardwalk. Magro later tweeted his regrets: "I apologize to my fans, In the heat of the moment i said a lot of things i didnt mean and im very sorry."
Tracy Morgan: The 30 Rock star’s stand-up comedy act was more than edgy—gays said it was horrifying! "Gays need to quit being p**sies and not be whining about something as insignificant as bullying," Morgan told the crowd. Worse, Morgan said about the possibility of his son being gay that he "better talk to me like a man and not in a gay voice or I'll pull out a knife and stab that little n**ger to death." Morgan later released an apology, but the damage was done.
Soulja Boy: Did he or didn’t he Tweet a gay slur? Though he later claimed his account had been hacked, Soulja Boy was in big trouble when his Twitter account read: “I’m gonna keep talking sh*t to these white f*ggots until they unlike my page. f**king weirdo stalkers!"
Adam Carolla: GLAAD wasn’t happy with politically incorrect The Man Show comedian in 2011, when Carolla slammed LGBT folks on his radio show, asking, "When did we start giving a sh*t about these [transgender] people?" He also reportedly said the acronym LGBT should be dropped in favor of using "YUCK" instead. Later, Carolla said, “I'm sorry my comments were hurtful. I'm a comedian, not a politician."
Blake Shelton: Cee Lo Green isn’t the only The Voice judge who voiced apparently insensitive thoughts. Country star Shelton was heavily criticized after he tweeted, "Re-writing my fav Shania Twain song ... Any man that tries touching my behind he's gonna be a beaten, bleedin', heaving kind of guy." He later apologized via Twitter, writing, “it honestly wasn’t even meant that way.”
Chris Brown: Brown, best known for abusing girlfriend Rihanna, sent out a series of homophobic tweets about the rapper Raz. "@razb2k n---a you want attention!" the singer wrote. "Grow up n----a!!! Dick in da ass lil boy...Tell me this @razb2k!! Why when the money was coming in u won't complaining about getting butplugged! #homothug!!!" Incredibly, Brown later wrote, "I'm not homophobic! He's just disrespectful!!!"
Roland Martin: The CNN contributor got in trouble for tweeting during Super Bowl XLVI about men who may have liked David Beckham's H&M underwear ads. Martin wrote that "real bruhs" would not purchase underwear advertised by Beckham, and that people should "smack the ish out" of a male supporter of the ad.
Donald Trump: Not known for his sensitivity, the Donald gave his unique take on gay marriage, comparing it to his reluctance to use a new kind of putter during golf! According to The New York Times,Trump said, "A lot of people -- I don't want this to sound trivial -- but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It's weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can't sink three really long putters, because they can't sink three-footers anymore...I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist."
Isaiah Washington: The Grey's Anatomy star got into hot water by referring to co-star T.R. Knight as a "f*****t" during an on-set argument with Patrick Dempsey, sources said. Though Washington later denied using that word, Knight said he was inspired to come out publicly after hearing it. "I've never been called that to my face," he told Ellen Degeneres. "So I think when that happened, something shifted, and it became bigger than myself." Washington was fired from Grey’s Anatomy in 2007.
Amanda Bynes: During the starlet’s frenetic time on Twitter, before getting help for her mental problems, Bynes referred to the writers at People magazine as “f*****s” in a Tweet."Um, @Peoplemag Hello? I'm not lost and alone! W H A T T H E F *** A R E Y O U T A L K I N G A B O U T ? Follow me on twitter you f*****s!” she wrote, according to DListed. The offensive tweet was later deleted.
Cee Lo Green: The Voice co-host and singer attacked a Minnesota music editor on Twitter for giving an episode of the hit NBC show a bad review. He wrote: "I respect your criticism, but be fair! People enjoyed last night! I'm guessing you're gay? And my masculinity offended you? Well f--k you!" After getting public backlash, Cee Lo later tweeted, “Apologies gay community!” But he added, “What was homophobic about that?”
Victoria Jackson: The former Saturday Night Live star slammed the show Glee for featuring a kiss between two gay characters. In a column for WorldNetDaily, Christian Jackson wrote of the kiss between Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss), "Did you see "Glee" this week? Sickening! And, besides shoving the gay thing down our throats, they made a mockery of Christians - again! I wonder what their agenda is?” She later explained thoughts: "It doesn't matter what I think. What matters is what the Bible says. Basically, the Bible says that homosexuality is a sin."
Howard Stern: The shock jock once angered gays on his talk show by joking that lesbians would turn for him — “Probably cure ’em forever,” he said — and claiming gay men actually like being hit, tortured, and bruised. But in 2011, Stern said that he intended to curb any anti-gay remarks on air, while admitting he sometimes slipped and used the word f**. Now he’s an outspoken supporter of gay rights.
Tom Cruise: Did one of Hollywood’s hottest stars throw around homophobic remarks on the Risky Business set? That’s what his co-star Bronson Pinchot claimed! "It was like, 'It's a nice day, I'm glad there are no gay people standing here.' Very, very strange," said Pinchot in an interview with the A.V. Club. But Cruise’s rep cried foul, saying, "Obviously this is so far removed from who Tom Cruise is as a person, this must have been said in jest.”
Mel Gibson: The troubled actor has become the poster child for anti-Semitic and misogynistic slurs. But The Advocate also busted Gibson for gay bashing, citing a 1991 interview he gave to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, in which he pointed to his backside and said gay men "take it up the a** ... this is only for taking a s***. With this look, who's going to think I'm gay? I don't lend myself to that type of confusion. Do I look like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?" But Jodie Foster, who is gay, still supports her friend Mel.
Kirk Cameron: The actor experienced some Growing Pains on his own sensitivity in 2012, when he told CNN’s Piers Morgan his view that homosexuality is "unnatural...detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization." The devout Christian said he didn’t support gay marriage and commented, "Marriage was defined by God a long time ago… and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve -- one man, one woman for life till death do you part.” GLAAD called Cameron’s claims “out of step" and "even more dated than his 1980s TV character."
Joe Giudice: The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband has been accused since season one of using anti-gay slurs on camera. After Bravo host Andy Cohen called Giudice out for saying a gay cast member had a “loose butthole,” Juicy shrugged, “Growing up, we always used the word... we call each other, faggot, homo or whatever, that was just our words growing up. Doesn't mean anything. We were friends… Now, I don't use the word anymore because it's not appropriate and people don't want to hear that, so I don't use it." Wife Teresa insisted Joe “loves” his gay friends and “he is not at all homophobic.”
Phil Robertson: The Duck Dynasty patriarch shocked the public—and nearly lost his hit A & E show—after telling GQ magazine, very graphically, that homosexuality is a sin. Robertson, a devout Christian, told the magazine how he simply doesn’t understand how two men could enjoy making love to one another. “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” he said. “But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.” He continued that sin is “…homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.” After GLAAD decried the remarks, Robertson was suspended from Duck Dynasty-- but A & E recently reinstated him even though the network doesn’t like his views.
Alec Baldwin: In November 2013, the notorious celebrity hothead was videotaped screaming a homophobic slur at a cameraman waiting outside his Manhattan apartment. He appeared to call the man a “c**ksucking f*****” (although Baldwin claimed he said “fathead”). MSNBC cancelled his political show. And Baldwin’s meltdown came just five months after he tweeted that a male reporter was a “toxic little queen.” Although Baldwin apologized for both incidents, he’s won no fans in the gay community!