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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 11:04 AM
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Olympic commentators (Australian) make homophobic remarks
Olympic commentators make homophobic remarks

An Australian TV channel has received more than a dozen complaints after two commentators made homophobic remarks about mens figure skating

Says Pink News:

Mick Molloy said: They dont leave anything in the locker room these blokes do they?

Eddie McGuire interrupted: They dont leave anything in the closet either do they?

Molloy then joked that McGuire could get into trouble for the comment but then said described another skaters costume as something even singer Prince would not wear.

Another competitors costume was described by McGuire as a bit of a broke back a reference to the gay cowboy film Brokeback Mountain.

http://www.365gay.com/news/olympic-commentators-make-ho...
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 11:05 AM
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1. I guess Neanderthal sports announcers aren't limited to these shores.....
nt
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Green_Lantern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 11:12 AM
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2. is this an Improv contest...
He said: I suggested that there was a disaster happening at the ice skating rink because organizers had found out one of the male ice dancers wasnt gay.

And I apologise for that really sincerely.

But when a skater came into shot wearing a black and pink outfit with a heart-shaped cushion, he said: But it definitely wasnt this guy.



He was almost set up to make that joke.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 11:21 AM
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3. Australians being homophobic!!!!
Never!
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jeremyfive Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 11:33 AM
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4. OK, They Know How to Be Homophobic. . .
. . . Too bad they don't know how to be humorous.
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