Homophobia can cause folks to do some stupid things.
You know, like when Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals. In Iran we don’t have this phenomenon.”
That comment caused a comedic stir amongst the American public – heck, even homophobes know how delusional that ignoramus statement was.
We may not be living in Iran, but stupid, along with homophobia, knows no borders. Today, “Uptown Sports” tweeted their position on Sean Avery’s push to legalize gay marriage.
In the end, this will be more about stupid than it will be about homophobia (or bigotry, or “political/religious views,” or whatever you want to label this ugliness). So much attention is being drawn to Twitter as a means to lose your job through making your employer look absolutely terrible (Google “Rashard Mendenhall” if you live in a cave). It simply boggles the mind that a corporation with clients this elite would belch out such drivel for the public to see.
I don’t care what your position on gay marriage is: corporations have no place online or elsewhere to make incendiary comments about our fellow Americans. If you agree, I whole-heartedly encourage you to visit their Twitter account and let them know how you feel about their little outburst.
Or maybe they just believe that no one will notice – surely, there cannot be any gays in the NHL, right?
UPDATE: According to James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail, agent Todd Reynolds was the man behind the tweet. Reynold’s has defended his tweet as representing his own personal beliefs – too bad he didn’t use his own personal Twitter profile to do so.
UPDATE: President of Uptown Sports Don Reynolds, (Todd Reynolds’ father) has come out in support of his son, and decided to include a nod to bestiality in his logic. Seriously.
“It’s sad. I mean, my personal position is that I do not support gay marriage, and I think it’s wrong, as well. It’s not politically correct to, I guess, give your opinion about a thing like that. It’s politically correct on the other side, for people to say, ‘sure, I support gay marriage.’ But the majority, I think, of Canadians would say that they don’t agree with gay marriage – that man and woman were created to be married, not man and man or man and horse, you know?”
This is getting ugly.