jump to last post 1-2 of 2 discussions (5 posts)

Derogatory comments

  1. profile image50
    slimgrayposted 6 years ago

    Joakim Noah was just fined 50,000 for using a anti gay slur as was Kobe Bryant which u can say is now on par with anti semitic comments. So my question is where does the anti comments end or begin why must we not tolerate anti gay or semitic comments but calling a Muslim a terrorist, a black a n****r , a obese person fat, a white person a cracker, a Hispanic a spic or any illegal a immigrant barely hit the radar? What makes one worse than the other?Can we not disagree with anyones preference? Should we accept all racists,bigots,Nazis,communists,leftists,rightists? Where does it end and begin?

    1. Randy Godwin profile image96
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It begins at the ending!  smile

  2. Mighty Mom profile image87
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    If either of those "role models" had made any of the other prejudicial comments they probably would have been fined for those as well.
    Bigotry, despite our best efforts, is alive, well, and fomenting.
    Sorry to say.
    Good when blatant examples get busted, tho! smile

    1. profile image50
      slimgrayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Great point mighty mom but athletes or about as good a role model as anyone in any bar drunk on alcohol and adrenaline is about the samething

      1. Mighty Mom profile image87
        Mighty Momposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Agreed. That's why I put "role model" in quotation marks.
        Kobe Bryant is a great basketball player.
        Model of good behavior (both on and off the court).
        Not so much....

 
working