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Celebrities who were blacklisted for hating on gays

gay, tim hardawayTim Hardaway — The former Sacramento  and Miami Heat point guard  said on a radio show in 2007 that he would not want a gay player on his team.

“You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known,” Hardaway said. “I don’t like gay people and I don’t like to be around gay people. I am homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States.”

Hardaway was a guest of Miami Herald columnist Dan Le Batard on Miami sports radio station WAXY-AM and was asked how he would deal with a gay teammate. When asked if he would accept an active player’s coming out, such as that of retired NBA center John Ameachi, Hardaway replied: “First of all, I wouldn’t want him on my team.

“And second of all, if he was on my team, I would, you know, really distance myself from him because, uh, I don’t think that’s right. And you know I don’t think he should be in the locker room while we’re in the locker room. I wouldn’t even be a part of that,” he said.

Hardaway was quickly disposed of by the NBA, for whom he was in Las Vegas to help promote the annual All-Star weekend festivities, and he was pretty much banished from the national airwaves forever. He only recently reappeared on the national scene as he supported his son, Tim Hardaway Jr., the Michigan Wolverine who was playing in the 2013 NCAA Tournament in March.

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3 Comments

  1. Tasha Goldsmith on April 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    For the record, it was T.R. Knight (who is indeed gay) that Isaiah Washington initially called a “f****t”, not Patrick Dempsey. I think that the word just came up again in a dispute with Dempsey afterwards. It’s hard to really make a judgement call, because there’s so much ire and speculation around it… But it was still a dumb move on Washington’s part to fan the flames.

  2. Jon Laberty on July 6, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Fags love to censor free speech. Moreover, they hate on anyone not promoting their sick lifestyle and love of sodomy.

    • Austin on January 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      Jon. We don’t want to censor free speech. Also you are incredibly ignorant and uneducated. More heterosexual couples are performing sodomy, than the Homosexuals. So next time you post something on the Internet where everyone can see how much of a tool you are. Maybe read up and get some facts so you don’t seem like a complete and total ignoramus!

      Have a magicaly fabulous day Jon.