Kobe Bryant Makes Formal Apology For Gay Slur; Lakers To Work With GLAAD

Kobe Bryant. Photo: Gettyimages.com
Kobe Bryant. Photo: Gettyimages.com

Kobe Bryant. Photo: Gettyimages.com

Kobe Bryant made a formal apology for his use of a homophobic slur during Tuesday's game calling his comments "Stupid and ignorant" as he called into the Dan Patrick show earlier today.

Bryant added "In this situation, seeing how many people were affected, it helps you understand the weight that comes from that word. That's why it's very important for me to communicate how sorry I am to use the word."

The Los Angeles Lakers have taken the apology a step further and have reached out to GLAAD which stands for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, to get rid of the word entirely in the NBA.  Good luck with that.

"In light of this slur, there is a real opportunity to build support for our community and educate fans of Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the NBA about the use of such words," said GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios."The Los Angeles Lakers have taken a positive step and we look forward to working with them to create messages from players and coaches that combat bullying. We also suggested and will continue to advocate for zero tolerance policies for anti-gay slurs at home games, similar to what the New York Yankees adopted last year."

Although Kobe has apologized, he is still appealing the fine.  Kobe, instead, accept the fine and donate $100,000 to GLAAD.  That way, your fine and the donation is actually tax deductible.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Surprised Kobe Just Didn't Buy The Ref A Ring


Perez Is Madd At GLAAD

It doesn't look like Perez, as we pointed out earlier, a former employee of GLAAD, is going to apologize for his comments to Wil I Am.

Perez had this to say:

"I am saddened GLAAD chose to victimize me further by criticizing me for how I non-violently dealt with a very scary situation that, unfortunately, turned violent. While I doubt I will get an apology from GLAAD, nor do I expect one, I would just hope people know how difficult it is to intellectualize a situation and think rationally when a thug disguised as a musician is screaming at your face and intimidating you. I am just very fortunate and grateful that nothing more serious happened to me."

Dude, are you never wrong?  Seriously? Violence is never the answer, but you even admitted you were trying to provoke him.  Grow a set dude and remember, it takes two, not to just make a thing go right, but to tango baby.-Dr.FB


GLAAD Responds To Perez’s Anti-Gay Slur Towards Wil I Am


glaad_logoGLADD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has come out against Perez Hilton and his comments where he used a derogatory gay slur word several times against Wil I Am.

Perez admitted he used the word to set Wil I Am off and piss him off.  Rashad Robinson, GLAAD's Senior Director of Media Programs issued this statement:

"These are vulgar anti-gay slurs that feed a climate of hatred and intolerance toward our community. For someone in our own community to use it to attack another person by saying that it is, quote, ‘The worst possible thing that thug would ever want to hear,’ is incredibly dangerous. It legitimizes use of a slur that is often linked to violence against our community. And it sends a message that it is OK to attempt to dehumanize people by exploiting anti-gay attitudes.”“We have reached out to Hilton and asked him to apologize for promoting this anti-gay slur, and we would ask media outlets to avoid repetition of the slur in their coverage of this story.”

I just want to state that I have bleeped out Perez's use of the word F***** and it has not been used on this site.  I could only wonder what would happen if  Wil I Am said that to him?

You all know that before Perez was Perez, he worked for GLAAD?  Very interesting.

What do you guys think?  Should Perez apologize for his comments?  Do you really think he was  in the right to say them?-Dr.FB